133 North Winooski Avenue

Circa 1840s


By R. F. Panepinto

Another example of a vernacular Greek Revival structure, this one and one-half story structure is typical for the area. A wood truss roof is supported by a brick bearing wall on a stone foundation. This simple, front gabled unadorned structure is three bays wide with one over one double hung windows. A bracketed hood protects the left side entrance door. The rear ell was added at a later date and is constructed of brick. (I was unable to determine if the ell is brick veneered or of bearing wall construction.) A one bay wide by three bay long porch runs down the left side of the building within the arms of the ell. The wood truss roof is covered in slate shingles with a boxed cornice. The Vermont Historical Structure Survey indicates the building has a box cornice, but as the building is covered with ivy this could not be confirmed. Unlike other Greek Revival houses built on North Winooski during this period, 132 has remained a single-family residence. (1)

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