134 North Champlain Street

134 North Champlain Street is a one and one-half-story, gable-front, wood frame structure on the west side of North Champlain Street between Peru and North Streets. A small addition at the rear of the building was constructed between 1926 and 1942.1

This dwelling was built between 1857 and 1865, possibly by Patrick Madigan, a laborer who lived there as early as 1865.2 Madigan remained in the house until 1888, and a period of vacancy followed. Frank J. Chambers, an employee of Baldwin Manufacturing, occupied the house from 1899-1905.3 Michael B. Madigan purchased the building in 1905 and lived there until 1917, when he sold it to J.F. Donlin.4 George F. Furkey, a credit adjusted, inhabited the house in the 1920s and 1930s, and Elphege P. Herbert lived there in 1940.5

1Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1926 and 1942.
2Walling Map, 1857; Beers Atlas Map, 1869; Burlington City Directories.
3Burlington City Directories.
4Burlington City Directories, Burlington City Tax Assessors Records.
5Burlington City Directories.

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