22 Main Street, Bacon Block

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Title

22 Main Street, Bacon Block

Creator

Carnahan, Paul

Description

At the turn of the last century, Charles A. Smith, a dealer in granite and marble, displayed his four teams of horses, the last one pulling a large block of granite, outside of his storefront at 22 Main Street, known as the Bacon Block, where the Drawing Board is located today.

The display windows in this ca. 1875 building have been greatly changed, but the first floor of the ca. 1895 tan, Italianate building next door (Montpelier Steam Laundry in 1900, recently home to Bagito’s) retains its original window configuration.

The two-story building at the left of the photo was replaced in 1907 by the three-story, concrete Tomasi Block, which in turn was demolished in 1988.

Date

1875; 2019

Source

Vermont Historical Society Picture Collection

Format

jpeg

Repository

Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington Street, Suite 1, Barre, Vermont 05641

Geolocation

Citation

Carnahan, Paul, “22 Main Street, Bacon Block,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed February 7, 2023, https://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/2223.