309 State Street, Toy Town Cabins

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Title

309 State Street, Toy Town Cabins

Creator

Carnahan, Paul

Description

In the 1930s a small cluster of tourist cabins was built just west of the Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier on busy Route 2, the main main east-west route from St. Johnsbury to Burlington, also known as the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway. For almost fifty years (1934-1979) a replica of the Vermont State House (commissioned by the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce for the opening of the Champlain Bridge in the summer of 1929), just visible past the porch of the large building in the top photograph, was the centerpiece of this roadside hostelry.

The cabins were all sold off in 1979 and the only building still standing at its original location is the old main building now used as a residence across the street from the Dairy Creme, mostly obscured by trees. The replica of the State House, restored in 2007 by the Montpelier Kiwanis Club, is now an attraction at Morse Farm Sugarworks in East Montpelier.

Date

1930s; 2019

Source

Vermont Historical Society Picture Collection

Format

jpeg

Geolocation

Citation

Carnahan, Paul, “309 State Street, Toy Town Cabins,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed April 10, 2021, https://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/2345.