Preservation Photos #198

The Haskell Library in Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, Quebec. It was deliberately built half in each town.

The Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, Quebec. It was deliberately built (1904) half in each town. See the concrete marker near the flower pot? That’s the USA/Canada border. Residents from both towns are allowed in the library without going through customs, but if they go anywhere else in town, they must go through customs. 

The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Read its history! And yes, you can stand in two countries at once in this library. (Of course I did.)

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One thought on “Preservation Photos #198

  1. This is so interesting! I have much respect and appreciation for the old & unique structures in and around our country. I believe too many of us don’t take the time or interest in giving much thought to these historical places and the stories behind them. I find them fascinating and I’m happy to see when they are “preserved” and admired.

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