325 St. Paul Street

Circa 1845


By Joe Haun

This building was built circa 1845, its front gabled orientation with side ell is typical of Greek Revival buildings built during this period. Its property was part of Kilburn & Gates, a brick manufacturer, in 1869, and a J. H. Gates living here in 1890's.(1)

Mrs. Matilda Hovey lived here from the early 1900's until 1920. After which Joseph DesJardins is listed here in 1920.(2) His use of this property as a boarding house marks the start of this building serving multi-family purposes. One addition and several porches are seen in the early 1900's.(3) The main entrance with three-quarter sidelights and cornice remains, however, several other entrances have been added to facilitate apartments.

(1) The Vermont Division of Historic Preservation, Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey, St. Paul Street, Montpelier, VT, Division of Historic Preservation, n.d.
(2)Burlington City Directories, Burlington, VT.
(3)Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1894, 1900, 1912.