After Thaddeus Fairbanks invented the platform scale in 1830, his family donated many of the town's public institutions in a unique effort to provide cultural amenities for workers in the factory. In the late 19th century, the community became a railroad center. The historic district includes commercial blocks, museums, a railroad station, and a number of Italianate residential buildings.
The Vermont Heritage Network
The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program
Wheeler House, University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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