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Photographs of Vergennes (Vt.)

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This collection contains 788 images comprising 122 years of history in Vergennes, Vermont’s oldest city. Featuring a wide range of topics, which date from the 1866 Civil War parade to the 1988 Bicentennial, the collection provides a comprehensive and unusual look at small town life in northern Vermont. These photographs document the full visual spectrum of history in Vergennes, from businesses, industries, and transportation to natural scenery, paintings, and portraits of people who once walked the city’s streets.

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Published:  May 06, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  The photographs in this collection are protected by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. You are free to share these works as long as you give appropriate credit, do not use these works for commercial purposes, and do not change them in any way.


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Title:   Fire 1896

Date:  1896-04

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    Title:   Fire 1896

    Date:  1896-04-09

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      Title:   Fire 1896

      Date:  1896-04-09

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        Title:   Fire 1958

        Date:  1905-05-11

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          Title:   Fire 1958

          Date:  1905-05-11

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            Title:   Fire 1958

            Date:  1905-05-11

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            High school students help remove furniture from house belonging to George Roscoe and Cora Blair. Flames swept through dwelling.

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              Title:   Fire at Sherman Block

              Date:  1896-04-09

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                Title:   Industrial School Fire

                Date:  1905-03-28

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                  Title:   Industrial School Fire

                  Date:  1905-03-28

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                    Title:   Main Street after fire of April 1896

                    Date:  1896-04

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                      Title:   Sherman Block

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                      View of the so called Sherman Block (now owned by Benton and Fishman) on Main Street in Vergennes after the fire of April 9, 1896. The building was badly gutted by the flames and the roof fell in. Plans for restoring the building included taking off the third floor and making a flat roof. This photo was loaned by Mrs. Harry Barrows of Ferrisburgh.

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                        Title:   Vergennes Fire

                        Date:  1958

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                        View from School street, looking toward Main street, shows Vergennes fire ruins. More than 100 fireman battled blaze.

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                          Title:   Vergennes Fire

                          Date:  1905-05-11

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                          Firemen direct streams on remains of Vergennes drug and department store, minutes before walls came tumbling down. Fire wall between this building and other store was believed to have kept flames from destroying entire block.

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                            Firemen race to safety as wall of drug and department store crumbles on Main street, Vergennes

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                              Ruins of fire in Vergennes business district smoulder yesterday 24 hours after fire broke out Monday afternoon. View is from roof of Vergennes Inn facing Main Street.

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                                Title:   Vergennes Fire of 1958

                                Date:  1958

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