21 Peru Street

21 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 Queen Anne style wraparound porch, with turned spindle posts, was added between 1900 and 1919.1

This house was constructed between 1857 and 1869.2 The earliest known occupants were the St. Pierre family. Regis St. Pierre, an employee of Gates & Company furniture makers, passed the building on to his widow and then his son Albert. Albert served as city assessor and sold insurance, and the St. Pierre's owned this property from c.1869 to 1967.3 The Charbonneau family, who purchased the building from the St. Pierres, have retained the property since 1967.4

1Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1900 and 1919.
2Walling Map, 1857; Beers Atlas Map, 1869.
3Burlington City Directories; Burlington City Tax Assessors Records.
4Burlington City Tax Assessors Records.

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