53 George Street

53 George Street is a one and one-half-story, gable-front, two over three-bay, brick structure on the west side of George Street between Monroe and Peru Streets. Like many of its neighbors on George Street, it features cornice returns and the door appears in the southernmost bay. The front porch was added by 1894 and was recently modified. 1
This house was constructed between 1857 and 1869for Jane Clark, who is identified as Miss C. on the 1869 Beers Atlas Map.2 At the turn of the 20th Century, M.L. Sanborn resided at 53 George Street, and owned a grocery near the corner of Pearl Street and North Winooski Avenue. By 1910, the home was occupied by Theodore D. Scutakes, proprietor of Concord Candy Kitchen, a Church Street confectionery.3 In 1915, the property was acquired by the estate of W. G. Thomas along with several other houses on George Street, and was managed thereafter as rental property.4 Tenants of this period included Peter Ashline, a fire captain, and Chester M. Yandow, a gas station attendant for the Manning Company.5 In 1942, the properties owned by the Thomas estate were transferred to Florence (Bostwick) Cadorette, who continued to rent them.6
Advertisement from 1916 Burlington City Directory

1Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, 1894.
2Walling Map, 1857; Beers Atlas Map, 1869.
3Burlington City Directories.
4Burlington City Tax Assessors Records.
5Burlington City Directories.
6Burlington City Tax Assessors Records.

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