127 North Winooski Avenue

Circa 1840s


By R. F. Panepinto

This is another wood framed, clapboard clad Greek Revival residence with a stone foundation, left side entrance, and front facing gable with cornice returns. The front door is flanked by sidelights and is flanked by pilasters supporting a flat-topped entabulature. The windows of the three bay by four bay, two and one-half story structure are varied with those on the front façade being one over one on the first floor, six over one on the second floor, and a single six over six in the gable. The roof of the main structure is wood truss covered in slate shingles with a boxed cornice. A shed roofed addition is located on the north façade.

Originally a single-family residence owned by Franklin Wight (c. 1865, but possibly earlier), by the turn of the century it had been converted to a rental property. 127 was one of the first houses on the block to be converted to a rental property. This signaled a change in the neighborhood from resident-owned middle class to working class rental housing. At present 127 contains two rental units. (1)

(1) Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey, North Winooski Avenue (VHSSS, NWA), Montpelier, VT, Division for Historic Preservation, n.d.