Preservation Photos #216

South Willard Street, Burlington, VT. The sunset over Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks reflecting in the windows of this house.

South Willard Street, Burlington, VT. The sunset over Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks reflecting in the windows of this house.

Wouldn’t it be lovely to sit in the cupola and watch the sun set over Lake Champlain? What a beauty. South Willard Street has some of the most beautiful houses in Burlington.

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5 thoughts on “Preservation Photos #216

  1. Do you know that cupolas, bellevederes, observatories were also used to vent the heat in the summer? As in ‘hot air rises’, before we could manufacture screening.
    This is not just theory. We used the Park-McCullough House observatory to cool the House when I was a docent – with great success.

    • Yes, great lesson, Jane. Houses were built with such great natural ventilation. If only we still built houses like that. A cross breeze can make all the difference.

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