15 Peru Street

15 Peru Street is a one and one-half-story, gable-front, two over three bay, wood frame building on the south side of Peru Street between North Champlain and Murray Streets. The rear addition was in place by 1890.1

The building was constructed between 1857 and 1869, probably for Nelson Guyette, who lived there until 1874.2 By 1890, the structure was owned by J.B. Roberge and Alex Diette, large landholders in the neighborhood, who were gaining rental income from it.3 Tenants included Joseph Lemieux in the 1900s, a laborer; Peter Doneli in the 1910s, an employee of the Burlington Fruit Company; George F. Routcahn in the 1920s, who was employed by B, L & P Company; Merrill T. Rugg in the 1930s, a salesman for the National Bread Company; and Albert J. Cummings in the 1940s, an employee of the Burlington City Light Company.4

1Hopkins Map, 1890.
2Walling Map, 1857; Beers Atlas Map, 1869; Burlington City Directories.
3Hopkins Map, 1890.
4Burlington City Directories.

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