The district grew up around the Great Falls of the Connecticut River. In 1802 one of the first canals in the country was constructed to bypass the Falls and provide power for industrial development. In the mid-19th century, the community became a railroad center. The village retains many 19th-century commercial and industrial buildings, giving the historic district a varied architectural character. The Rockingham Town Hall dominates the urban setting. Just below the Vilas Bridge, Native American petroglyphs are visible above the bank. The Adams' Gristmill Museum is located in the district, and is open by appointment.
The Vermont Heritage Network
The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program
Wheeler House, University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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