186 Park Street

186 Park Street is an unusual design for the Park Street area with its gable front, two-story main block and entrance on the one-story shed porch.  It is difficult to determine weather this porch entrance is original when looking at the 1877 BirdŐs Eye Map footprint of the building.  There is a more obvious two-story addition to the back of the house with its low-pitched roofline that does not match the massing of the original house build circa 1877.   

The house first appears in the Burlington City Directory of 1884-1885 and its owner was listed as J.A. Smith, a wholesale grocer.  The house remained in his name with various boarders until at least 1901.[1]  In 1930, a painter and a fireman bordered at this house.[2]  The house has had a variety of owners and occupants though the years.

[1] 1901 Burlington City Directory

[2] 1930 ManningŐs Burlington, Winooski and Essex Junction Directory