Colchester Ave toward Mansfield Ave- McAllister Photo June 1933

            The McAllister photograph dated June 6,1933 shows Colchester Avenue under repair.  The view is from East Avenue and looks toward the west.  The road has the north section of it completed with the south side still under construction.  Large rocks have been laid in preparation of a surface material.  Barricades separate the completed section from the incomplete.  A vast lawn to the south has a line of trees going out of view.  Both sides of Colchester Avenue are lined with large American elm trees as well as utility poles lining the south side of the avenue.  A bucket and other unidentified materials rest against a utility pole in the foreground to the left.  A cart further down on the left, set in the grass, is also present.  On the north side of Colchester Avenue are residential buildings as well as a parked automobile.  Another automobile is driving west in the distance.





Colchester Ave toward Mansfield Ave- K.Smith Photo, Oct. 2005

            The November 2005 photo show a streetscape changed.  The south side of the road still has a vast lawn, however it has grouped evergreens.  Both sides of the avenue have utility poles and wires.  On the north side of the avenue are still residential buildings as well as a parking lot.  In the distance, a portion of the University of Vermont campus can be seen with the roof and steeple of Ira Allen Chapel, Torrey Hall with its Mansard roof and a small glimpse of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum.  Modern vehicles are driving west into the distance.





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