116 North Winooski Avenue

Circa 1840s


By R. F. Panepinto

This two and one-half story, clapboard clad, ell shaped Greek Revival structure with a pedimented gable, and boxed cornices rests on a stone foundation. A pedimented porch with turned posts, balusters, and a sunburst design protects the left side hall entrance. Windows are one over one and symmetrically arranged with a blind triangular window in the gable pediment. The cross gable, wood truss roof is sheathed with three tab asphalt shingles. A flat-roofed one bay by one bay porch is within the arms of the ell.

The 1853 Presdee and Edwards map identifies the owner of the house as L.E. Smith. Mr. Smith was a local businessman who, together with George Chase, operated a window, sash, and blind manufactory near the waterfront. Smith's widow sold the house in 1889 to Nelson Chamberlin, the proprietor of a dry goods store on Church Street. Chamberlin resided here until 1917. Today the structure is divided into apartments. (1)

(1) Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey, North Winooski Avenue (VHSSS, NWA), Montpelier, VT, Division for Historic Preservation, n.d.