[EVENT] June 10 Conference + Happy Hour in Waterbury

Preservationists + Friends who will be in Vermont on June 10, I hope to see you at the preservation conference. Come stop by the UVM HPAA exhibit table or catch alums throughout the day. Cheers!

University of Vermont Historic Preservation Alumni Association

Alums + Friends! Following the annual Vermont Historic Preservation + Downtown Conference in Waterbury, VT on Friday June 10 please join us at the Prohibition Pig for Happy Hour. Catch up with fellow alums, come meet alums and talk about historic preservation or the UVM HP program – all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!


5:30 – 6:30 pm 


23 S Main Street, Waterbury, VT


The HP + Downtown Conference reception will be at Prohibition Pig from 4:30-5:30 pm. Because receptions tend to go beyond an end time, we’ve decided to gather alums in the same location. No need to stop the party (though we will probably stop you for a photo op).

Questions? Comments? Email uvmhpaa@gmail.com or kaitlinoshea@gmail.com


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Creative solutions: a banked, separated accessible ramp for the Leicester, VT Meeting House. What do you think? #presinpink

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Panton Schoolhouse

Can you spot a one-room schoolhouse as you’re driving by? I bet after this week of one-room schoolhouses here on PiP, you can! It’s a fun game. This ca. 1895 school in Panton, Vermont sits next to the town garage and serves as town storage. It appears as though it was the former home of the town offices, and the town bulletin board is still in use on the rear addition. Take a look. These one-room schoolhouses were called “District Schools” because each town was divided into districts and each district had its own school. This was before the days of school consolidation.


Quite the sunny morning, and the iphone couldn’t avoid it. But, look at the bank of 6 windows on this school.



Note the town bulletin board on the wing. Current fliers are posted there.


Unlike most schoolhouses, this one has windows on both sides. Perhaps they were added when the building was no longer a schoolhouse.


Bank of 6 windows.


View into the schoolhouse shows storage and  original features (see the doors and beadboard).


Peering into the back windows: town highway department storage. Also, note the wall on the left. The addition was added after the original construction date.


The Town Highway Department. Photo taken standing in front of the schoolhouse.

Of course, I feel badly for this schoolhouse. While it’s sort of in use, there is so much more potential to it. Poor thing. It’s a common case for these schoolhouses, even though one room schoolhouses would be fairly easy to rehabilitate to modern uses. What do you think?

Cornwall Schoolhouse

Our tour of Vermont one-room schoolhouses continues. Here’s one in Cornwall, VT off Route 30 that I’ve wanted to photograph for years. The Cornwall District No. 3 schoolhouse was constructed in 1830. It operated as a school until the 1950s.

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Cornwall, VT. District No. 3 school. Stereoscopic view, ca. 1890. 

Today the school is a seasonal residence. The entrance has been enclosed and the vertical siding has been replaced with horizontal clapboards, but the details and characteristics remain intact (brackets, arch, steeple, slate roof, bank of windows). The house looks lonely on a spring day, but looks well maintained.





Looks like a pretty good seasonal residence, doesn’t it? I hope people still use it.