72-74 Adams Street
72-74 Adams Street
(northwest corner Adams and S. Winooski)

Lois H. Coulter

Built on an L plan this ca 1850 house predates the 1853 Presdee and Edwards map; it has a front gable orientation with a later hipped roof and pedimented gabled entrance porches repeating the pediment on the gable end. Consistent on all elevations are two over two sash windows with wood sills, plain surrounds and splayed flat arches. A pointed arch attic window with a hooded arch lintel and lug sill accents the gable end. The main entrance door has been replaced with double doors. The post and beam frame construction rests on an uncoursed ashlar foundation. There is a two story screened porch on the west elevation and a gabled entrance porch on the ell which is similar in style to that of the main entrance. The ell is probably original, Additions to the west side of 72-74 Adams Streetbut subsequent additions unsympathetic to the style and materials in the original building have left the west side of the house out of character with the rest of the building. It was converted to apartments after 1924 subsequent to the tenancy of Edward Johnson, the editor of the Burlington Times who lived at this address from 1896-1924.1

1 The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey, Burlington, S. Winooski Avenue

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