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192 South Union Street

192 South Union Street

Historical image of 192 South Union Street published in 1893. (1)

This is the advertisment for W.H. Lane and son's livery company in Burlington. (2)

Built: 1889
Contributing structure in the South Union Historic District

192 South Union Street is an example of a Colonial Revival/Queen Anne transitional structure. (3) Built in 1889 by the firm A.B. Fisher who built many of the structures in the area. (4) It maintains the typical tower and jutting plains on front of the building that are in the Queen Anne style while the original structure had a Palladian window above the center entrance way showing its Colonial Revival traits. Today the Palladian window has been replaced, but the building still maintains its transitional character. This building was built for W.H. Lane Jr. had a partnership with his father as a livery called W.H. Lane and son. His father lived at 167 St. Paul Street and the business was located at 161 St. Paul Street. Lane served as the captain of the Ethan Allen Fire Company and was possibly the catalyst for A.B. Fisher’s design of their headquarters on Church Street. (5)

Built: 1889
Contributing structure in the South Union Historic District

192 South Union was built in 1889 and this garage was built shortly after. I believe it was built directly after the house was built because it appears on the map at the same as the house. The original structure was simply the one bay by one bay on the left. The structure ajoining it was added recently. It is covered with wooden siding and placed on a concrete slab. (6)

(1)Picturesque Burlington, 82.

(2)Burlington City Directories for 1890


(4)Burlington City Directory for 1890, 157-8.



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