77 Sherman Street

77 Sherman Street is a two-story, gable-front, two bay, wood frame dwelling on the south side of Sherman Street. It has few details, and has had few changes to its external appearance since construction.

This building was constructed between 1857 and 1869.1 It was owned, from 1869 to at least 1890, by Mrs. J.A Smith.2 The original name of Sherman Street was Smith's lane, and the family owned several properties in the area. In 1907 the building was purchased by Lucius Bostwick, also a multiple property owner, who ran a grocery on North Champlain Street.3 Tenants of the early 20th Century included Martin E. Sullivan in the 1900s, an assistant bookkeeper at J.R. Booth Co.; Charles Guenette in the 1910s, a gardener; Bert Conger, a repairman, and Oscar Nelson, who was employed by Bostwick, in the 1920s; George F. McClellan in the 1930s; and James V. Detore in the 1940s, who maintained a tailor studio in the building.4

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

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