Abandoned Vermont: Chester Depot Inn

In the picturesque town of Chester, this former inn sits filled neglected and seemingly filled to the brim with forgotten belongings. Constructed in 1810, additions are visible in the building’s massing. Note the two end chimneys, which are currently not “end” chimneys (meaning as it sounds, at the end of a structure, as opposed to in the center, for example). The gable front section on the right is a later addition, as is the one (or two maybe) sections on the right – being the garage bays and the three bays to the right of that.

Chester, VT

The most impressive scenes of this building are of the front entrance and its details.

Front entrance. Some of the glass in the fanlight is broken, but it’s no less impressive.

Leaded fanlight, with wood quoins around the door to give the impression of masonry.

Door detail – wood panels slotted into the rails.

Door detail.

Building debris located to the left of the house.

Rear porch.

Windows resting on the back porch.

Rear of the house, the gable front addition, overtaken with foliage.

Sunlight on the side elevation offers a glimpse to the happier days of this property.

Anyone know any more about this house?

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