Burlington, Vermont
Early 20th-century Postcard Views

HP 206 Researching Historic Structures & Sites • 2012
Historic Preservation ProgramUniversity of Vermont

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Two steam locomotives heading south from the Union Depot train shed in an early 20th century postcard. (Courtesy Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont)

Cars driving east on College Street, past the former site of Union Depot and away from the waterfront, after a busy day of recreation in October 2012. (Photo by Barbara R. Bosworth)

A postcard view of Union Depot from the southeast, showing a streetcar, the streetcar ticket booth, and horse-drawn carriages and wagons. The card was published between 1906 and 1909, by Hugh C. Leighton Co. of Portland, Maine, and was lithographed in Germany. (Courtesy of Special Collections, Bailey/Howe library, University of Vermont)

A black and white postcard of Union Depot from a similar angle shows Second Empire style details, such as brackets under the eaves, towers, mansard roofs, and tall, narrow arched windows with hooded surrounds. The depot’s architect was Warren Thayer of Burlington. (Courtesy of Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont)