Tuesday, March 4, 2008

King Block

Known locally as The Purple Building
The King Block is a national historic site located at 117 High Street, Barton, Vermont, United States. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on July 20, 2002. It is privately owned.

The building has three stories. It is a wood frame large apartment composed of several structures which were joined together. has been modified several times over its history. It started around 1870 as an Italianate single family house. By the 1890s it was being used by multiple-families with shared entries but separate living units. Changes were complete by 1921. The historic modifications to the building reflect the periods of expansion of Barton's milling and manufacturing industries. The building exhibits typical design features of large tenements built in the state in the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as the multiple entry doors on the front façade and multi-level Colonial Revival style rear porch.
"King Block." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 20 Nov 2007, 02:37 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 4 Mar 2008 .

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  1. It is unbelievable to see so much snow, while we are experiencing a very early spring.
    Would love to make that purple building my office !

  2. Your photograph turned out to look very good in spite of the way lap siding sometimes causes morae pattern problems.

  3. The building looks wonderful, it has aged great.

  4. it looks like its been kept very well--and i love the color--it looks blue in the photo--anyway, looks great

  5. This is amazing. A wonderful color, a building that can be considerer historical so well preserved and nice landscape.
    Great photo.


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