64 North Union Street

Orange London House, circa 1840's


By Walter L. Maros

Another example of the middle-class Greek Revival house model so popular in Burlington in the 1840's, this building's design is like its neighbors at numbers 11 and 52 N. Union Street: all three houses are pedimented-gabled houses of three bays with a peaked window in the gable. What makes this house differ from numbers 11 and 52 is that it has wooden siding while they are brick. Circa 1860-83 the house was the residence of a grocer with the serendipitous name of Orange London. He operated his shop across the street on the site of number 59 N. Union. In 1884 another grocer, John Lavelle, whose shop was on Church Street, acquired the house and his widow lived on at number 64 N. Union until the 1940's. (1)

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