Late spring streetscapes of Burlington: North Willard Street. #presinpink

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Tourist Cabins at Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

Tourist cabins are few and far between in Vermont these days, but readers know I have a soft spot for them. Imagine my delight when I saw three tourist cabins at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. These cabins were named Top of Notch Cabins and opened in 1927 by Ruth Aldridge who operated a tea room called “Top of the Notch.” These cabins were built in Boston, shipped flat, and constructed on site. Currently the middle cabin is an exhibit. I was there for a workday with the UVM HP Alumni Association, but I plan to check out the site when it’s open in the warmer months. For now, here are some tourist cabin images.

Find any tourist cabins lately? I’d love to see them!

Preservation Month Lesson: what not to do when expanding your house. What catches your eye first? #presinpink

Happy Preservation Month from this ca. 1867 Gothic Revival house on Elmwood Avenue in Burlington. #presinpink

230 Pine Street, ca. 1868, built as the home for Hopkins A. Reed, repairman for the Central Vermont Railroad. #presinpink

The former Bove’s restaurant in Burlington, VT closed in 2015 after 74 years of serving Italian food to hungry diners (est. 1941!) The ca. 1877 building was known for its Art Deco black Carrara glass facade, as seen here. #presinpink