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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM268A_the-lone-sailor-a-war-memorial_Burlington-VT.html
The Lone Sailor The original bronze sculpture stands at the center of the United States Navy Memorial in Washington DC. In honor of the historical naval actions on Lake Champlain, the Navy Memorial Foundation approved placing The Lone Sailor at…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2682_the-battle-of-valcour-island-a-war-memorial_Burlington-VT.html
The Battle of Valcour Island 11-13 October 1776 In the fall of 1776 a British Naval force left Canada and embarked onto Lake Champlain in an effort to divide and conquer the rebelling thirteen colonies. Positioned off Valcour Island was a flee…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22HH_round-barn_Shelburne-VT.html
The three-story Round Barn was built in 1901 to improve agricultural efficiency on the farm. Hay from the top floor and silage from the central silo dropped through feed chutes to the middle level, where up to sixty cows could be stancioned around…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22H5_covered-bridge_Shelburne-VT.html
Measuring 168 feet in length with two vehicle lanes and a footpath, the Covered Bridge spanned the Lamoille River for more than one hundred years. The bridge's system of parallel-chord trusses and arches, which act in concert to support both the b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22H1_an-intentional-landscape_Shelburne-VT.html
Shelburne Museum's gardens and grounds, like its other collections, are designed to offer enjoyment, information, and an opportunity for relaxation and reflection. Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) worked with Long Island landscape…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22GV_webb-gallery_Shelburne-VT.html
This building was designed to complement neighboring historic structures. The main block, flanked by matched wings, echoes the symmetry and scale of nearby Dorset House, and the brick fa├žade reflects the construction materials of the Schoolhouse …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22GQ_settlers-house-and-barn_Shelburne-VT.html
The Settlers' House is constructed of hand-hewn beech and pine timbers. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Vermont settlers, loggers, and trappers often built similar temporary log homes. Research suggests that this particular example was const…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22GN_sawmill_Shelburne-VT.html
The Sawmill building houses the Trescott-Shepard sawmill originally located in South Royalton, Vermont. The water-powered mill was built in the late 1700s on Mill Brook by Jeremiah Trescott and his partner, Captain Stevens. Trescott's descendants,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22GM_dorset-house_Shelburne-VT.html
This classic example of Greek Revival architecture originally served as a two-family house for the children of Welcome Allen. The Allens, who owned an iron foundry, built their home in the latest fashion, utilizing stoves for heat rather than open…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22GC_preservation-of-the-colchester-reef-lighthouse_Shelburne-VT.html
Preservation of the Colchester Reef Lighthouse for future generations was made possible by a gift from Frederick A. McCarthy in loving memory of his mother Myrtle Button who was born in the Lighthouse in 1888
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