29 North Union Street

A. Atwater Kent House, circa 1840's


By Walter L. Maros

An unusual building for the 1840's in this neighborhood of period houses with gable ends facing the street, number 29 presents its long side to the street. The distinctive "bellcast" (concave) gambrel roof may be a later alteration. A pent eave runs the length of the building at the top of the first story. The early 20th century radio manufacturer and broadcasting businessman A. Atwater Kent was born in this house in 1873. (1)

(1) Vermont Historic Sites and Structures Survey: Burlington ­ North Union Street.