137 North Winooski Avenue

Circa 1840s


By R. F. Panepinto

First appearing on the 1853 Presdee and Edwards' map, this two and one half story, three bay wide, pedimented gable front Greek Revival structure is typical of those found on North Winooski Avenue between Pearl and North Streets. Built in the mid-1840's, the brick load bearing walls rest on a stone foundation and support a wood truss roof currently sheathed with three tab asphalt shingles. The plain entry without sidelights is on the left side of the structure and is covered by a two bay wide, two-story porch. Windows are two over two symmetrically arranged on the front façade with a half round window in the gable.

Originally built as a residence, the structure has been added to extensively. A rear addition is wood framed and sheathed in clapboards. At present, the structure houses four apartments. The earliest known owner of the building (c. 1900) is Dr. W. H. Waters, a dentist who rented the property to Frank McDonough, a tinsmith who lived and ran a business from the building. (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.