September 8, 1941

A street department crew is busy shoveling and leveling hot asphalt atop a stone base before it is pressed and smoothed by a steam roller. The house at 32 Barrett Street, on the right in this photograph dated September 8, 1941, has been lifted but not yet moved back from the street. The new sidewalk is level with and extends right up to the doorway of the house at 14 Barrett Street. Between the two residences a section of the American Woolen Company’s factory building and smokestack are visible.



November 2, 2005

(18T 0644351   UTM 4927672)

Trees and shrubs obscure a view of the buildings along Barrett Street today. However, the sidewalk and gutters built in 1941 are still visible. The building at 14 Barrett Street was razed in 1993.[1]

[1] David J. Blow, Historic Guide to Burlington Neighborhoods, Vol. 2 (Burlington: Chittenden County Historical Society, 1997), 101.

Colchester Avenue east of East Avenue, Barrett and Mill Streets

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Produced by University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program graduate students
in HP 206 Researching Historic Structures and Sites - Prof. Thomas Visser
in collaboration with UVM Landscape Change Program
Historic images courtesy of Louis L. McAllister Photograph Collection University of Vermont Library Special Collections