254 Elm Street, Dennis Lane House

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Title

254 Elm Street, Dennis Lane House

Creator

Carnahan, Paul

Description

The beautifully ornate French Second Empire style home at the corner of Elm and Vine Streets was the proud home of Dennis Lane, president of the Lane Manufacturing Company. Lane’s house was on a prominent Montpelier thoroughfare where it could be admired by passers by, yet was within easy walking distance via a pedestrian bridge to his factory on the other side of the North Branch. Notice the patterns in the slate on the Mansard roof, the decorated frieze board under the overhangs of the roof, and the iron filigree at the crests of the roofs. This photo of this circa 1880 house was taken in 1891, three years after Lane’s death in 1888 at age 70.

Date

1891; 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, “254 Elm Street, Dennis Lane House,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed November 29, 2022, https://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/2280.