127 Park Street

127 Park Street is a small one-and-a-half story gable-front house that has experienced many alterations since it was built.  There is an enclosed porch on the front and side fa¨ade of the house that obscures the original entrance. 

On the 1869 BeerÕs Map, this house was located on land owned by H.A. Ray, a local carriage maker who lived on Front Street.[1]  It appears that the Peter Smith, a local grocer, and his family was the first residents of this house in about 1877.[2]  The house remained in the family until at least 1901 when Mr. SmithÕs widow, a dressmaker, was listed as a resident along with a female boarder.[3]  The house has had a variety of residents through the years including a cabinetmaker in 1930.[4]

[1] 1869-1870 Burlington City Directory
[2] 1877-1878 Burlington City Directory
[3] 1901 Burlington City Directory
[4] 1930 ManningÕs Burlington, Winooski and Essex Junction (Vermont) Directory