42 North Winooski Avenue

Circa 1840s


By R. F. Panepinto

Three bays wide, this Greek revival structure has a pedimented entry porch with turned posts and brackets, which wraps around the south side of the façade. One over one double-hung sash windows are symmetrically arranged and capped by flat arches. A blind triangular window is in the front facing pedimented gable. The first identified resident is Mrs. Harriet Smith. (1) The period from 1889 until 1930 saw the house consecutively occupied by three physicians-Dr. D. L. Hawley (1889-97), Dr. Harris Watkins (1897-1907), and Dr. Clarence Beecher (1907-30) who was a Dean of the University of Vermont's Medical College. (2) The building is now used as apartments.

(1) Plan of the City of Burlington, Chittendon Co., Vt, (Philadelphia, PA: Worley & Bracher Lith., 1869), map..

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