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205 South Prospect Street

205 South Prospect Street

Built: 1885

Built in 1885, 205 South Prospect was designed by George H. Perkins and built by George Lee. As a Queen Anne style home, the irregular projections and its wide range of eclecticism make it is one of the best examples of the stick in the Burlington area. The Burlington Free Press, at the time of its construction, said that the building “embodies an admirable lay idea in architecture-that a man should build a house to suit himself and not his architect or public." (1)

Perkins was a Professor of Natural Science at the University of Vermont. George . Perkins was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 25, 1844. He was educated at Yale University and graduated with a AB in 1867 and his PhD in 1869. In 1870 he married Mary J. Farnham and they had two children Hattie O. and Henry F.

Henry followed his father and was a Professor of Zoology at UVM. While a professor George was also the state geologist in 1898 and Dean of UVM in 1910. (2) Today the building is no longer a single family residence, it has become apartments mostly for local college students.

George H. Perkins, Professor of Natural Science at the University of Vermont. (3)

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(3)Round About Burlington, 56.

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