Abandoned Vermont: Barre House

Abandoned for what looks like decades, this house is long gone, looking even worse on the interior than it does on the exterior. The interior, sadly, has been destroyed, missing floors, walls, joists, everything. But this house remains a story sitting on the sunny hillside down a dirt road. At one point, people lived here and loved this house.

An Italianate style house.

An Italianate style house.

The frame of an outbuilding remains.

The frame of an outbuilding remains.

Closer view. You can see the windows were once boarded up, but now have mostly been removed.

Closer view. You can see the windows were once boarded up, but now have mostly been removed.

A small porch.

A small porch. Note how the coat of paint stops above the porch nearest the eaves, as though no one could reach there.

Some paint here, some paint there.

Some paint here, some paint there. And the glass is no more in most of the windows.

Completely open.

Weathered and partially painted.

Aside from being completely destroyed on the inside, the exterior clapboard has been removed in places.

Aside from being completely destroyed on the inside, the exterior clapboard has been removed in places.

And that is one reason why we document: to remember, to see the potential, to hope we can prevent this from happening to other abandoned or neglected homes.

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8 thoughts on “Abandoned Vermont: Barre House

  1. The barn here is of the same age, as seen from the framing.
    I came past one like this yesterday off Rte 22 in NY – took my breath away, beautiful proportions, sited with such grace, abandoned, falling apart.

  2. Tis a shame. Any idea the ownership of the home? I come across these on occasion and wonder how they got to be this way, and also why the city, county or community hasn’t proposed something with them. At the very least some kind of salvaging could have taken place before what appears to be the final bell for this home. That’s just me I suppose…

  3. Can you see this house from 89? It looks like the one I’ve noticed from the highway and have always been intrigued by the flat roof. I’m glad you got some photos of it before it disappears.

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