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Barre-Montpelier Road, 1990

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View of the Barre-Montpelier Road looking toward Montpelier, 1990. Many traffic lights and directional signs hang overhead. Sings for McDonald's, Firestone, Harry's, Burger King, and a Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge dealer can be seen.

Wayside Postcard 2

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Color postcard of The Wayside Restaurant on Route 302 in Berlin, Vermont. The photograph features wood siding on the left side of the restaurant, large windows, the Wayside lettering on the brick chimney, along with an empty parking lot and hillside…

Wayside Postcard 1

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Color postcard of The Wayside Restaurant on Route 302 in Berlin, Vermont. The photograph features wood siding on the left side of the restaurant, large windows, the Wayside lettering on the brick chimney, along with an empty parking lot and trees on…

Howard Johnson's Postcard 2

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Color postcard of the Howard Johnson's restaurant on Route 302 in Montpelier, Vermont. The image shows the restaurant with its famous cupula and two blue cars parked alongside. This view includes an ornate sign advertising the restaurant, "ice cream,…

Howard Johnson's Postcard 1

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Color postcard of the Howard Johnson's restaurant on Route 302 in Berlin, Vermont. The image shows the restaurant with its famous cupula and three blue cars parked alongside. The building is white with a light orange roof and robin's-egg-blue…

Traveler's Rest Motel Building Damaged by Explosion

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Photograph of the cement building that stood in front of the Traveler's Rest Motel. The building was damaged by a large dynamite explosion in a state storage shed in 1932. Photos of the crater caused by the explosion and of Traveler's Rest without…

Explosion on Berlin Hill Above State Garage

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Postcard with black and white photograph of the aftermath of an explosion of a dynamite shack at Benjamin Falls Farm, August 1932, in Berlin, Vermont. There is a huge crater and a crowd of dozens gathered around the perimeter with more coming up the…

Aerial view, Barre-Montpelier Road, late 1940s

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Aerial photo of the Barre-Montpelier Road showing the old Twin City Drive-in Theater, ca 1948. A shopping center opened at the site of the drive-in in May of 1949. Across from the drive-in is Traveler's Rest Cabins with a big cement building in the…

Walker Volkswagen, 2013

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The Barre-Montpelier Road in Vermont was and still is known for its numerous car dealerships. The Walker Volkswagen dealership is an usual example of an modern-style show room with large windows and a soaring roof line.

DeSoto Plymouth Dealer, 1940s

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DeSoto Plymouth dealer, 265 River Street, Montpelier, Vermont. Texaco gasoline bought by Donald Walker in 1953.

Walker Motors, Inc., 1957

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Walker Motors was a Ford Dealership at 265 River Street in Montpelier, Vermont, from 1953 until 2009. This postcard shows the new 1957 Fords and a bright red Texaco star outside of the dealership

Lobster Pot Restaurant, 2001

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The Lobster Pot Restaurant, formerly located in downtown Montpelier, moved to the Barre-Montpelier Road in 1995 and took over the old Tower Restaurant building.