In Front of the Post Office--Facing Northeast

Louis McAllister, May 1943

Sara Casten, October 2006, 180642216E 4926280N UTM

This photograph has the best angle of the Brownell and Hathaway Buildings.  In 1943 the Burlington Business School occupied the upper floors of this building.  The school later moved and renamed itself Champlain College as it remains today. 

The ground floor housed the Burlington Saving and Loan when the McAllister photo was taken.  Built in 1931, the Parkhill building houses business and offices such as, Allen Agency Inc., Grand Union Co. grocers, several attorneys, and Herberg Auto Services Inc.[1]


[1] Blow 195 & Burlington City Directory, H.A. Manning, 1943

The building still stands today and now houses one of Burlington’s hot spots, Nectar’s Lounge.  The live music hall received national recognition when the jam band Phish became popular the 1990s.  





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Historic Burlington Project
Depression Era Streetscapes: Old North End | Burlington 1890 | Burlington 1877 | Burlington 1869 | Burlington 1853 | Burlington 1830
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 University of Vermont Library Special Collections, Louis L. McAllister Photograph Collection