Burlington 1877


What still stands from between 1869 and 1877 in Burlington, Vermont?


365 St. Paul Street


The 1873-1874 Burlington City Directory refers to this building as “Sutton’s Block.” It was built circa 1870[1] as a tenement house. Elliot Sutton was a Democratic politician who owned a few properties around Burlington. He was elected Mayor of Burlington in 1898 and was elected to the State senate in 1902. Some of the building’s Italianate details can still be seen at the eaves and entrance hoods. These details are similar to those that remain on Sutton’s former house, 375 St. Paul Street.[2]


[1] Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey for St. Paul Street, Burlington Vermont. Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Montpelier VT, 1977.

[2] Blow, David, Historic Guide to Burlington Neighborhoods. Volume 2, p. 72, Chittenden County Historical Society, Burlington VT.