194 South Champlain Street

District #8 Schoolhouse, 1850


By Eliot H. Lothrop

194 South Champlain Street is a brick schoolhouse built in 1850.1 It replaced the old and dangerous wooden schoolhouses around Burlington village. District #8 as it became known, is one of only two remaining district schoolhouses in Burlington. In 1874 it was sold to Horace W. Smith and it has been a residence since.2

The schoolhouse is oriented with the gable end facing the street typical of a Greek Revival style building. On the exterior it contains a pointed peak vent and splayed brick lintels.

1 National Register of Historic Places nomination form. "Battery Street Historic District." Burlington, Vermont. 1976.
2 Blow, David. Historic Guide to Burlington Neighborhoods. Chittenden Co. Historical Society: Burlington, VT. P. 101.