240 Maple Street
240 Maple Street
(north side between S. Winooski and Union)

Lois H. Coulter

Another well-preserved example of ca 1840 Greek Revival style house this three by three bay stretcher bond brick house on an uncoursed ashlar foundation has rectangular massing and a pedimented gable end accented by a six over three light pointed arch attic window. The fenestration in this building is typical of the period. The lights are six over six sash with splayed brick lintels, wood sills and plain surrounds. The right side entrance features a paneled wood door with ¾ sidelights and a four-pane transom. This house has several atypical stylistic features. Among them are the massive granite lintel and sill and the paired interior chimneys flanking the front gable. An oval window is tucked under the eaves on the east side of the building. There was an addition made to the rear of the building about 1890.1 Like the house at 222 Maple Street, the addition to 240 Maple Street features a porch on the west side. Likewise, the addition is wood clad, but the fenestration on the addition is the same as that of the original construction. As early as 1885 the house was divided into apartments.2 The first known owner was W.C. Stowell who operated a hoopskirt factory in the Levenworth block in Burlington. Seneca Hoseltine, mayor of Burlington from 1890-1894, mathematician, lawyer and U.S. Minister to Venezuela as well as a Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court called 240 Maple Street home until 1922.3

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey, Burlington, Maple Street

2 Burlington City Directories
3 Abby Maria Heminway, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Volume IV, p. 237

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