251 Main Street

Daniel Barnes House, circa 1850's


By Walter L. Maros

This clapboard house's architectural features, such as its gable end facing the street and doorway with flanking sidelights, are characteristic of the Greek Revival style popular in Burlington from the 1830's into the 1850's. In 1865 the house was listed as the residence of Daniel Barnes, whose profession was carpentry and joinery. (1) David Blow's research indicates that Barnes held a variety of jobs: machinist, fish market operator, railroad worker and Burlington city employee. (2)

(1) Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey: Burlington ­ Main Street.
(2) Blow, Historic Guide to Burlington Neighborhoods Vol. II, 191-192.