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Common Name: Methodist Church Parsonage
Photo of house missing
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation Ref - 604_043
Built CA 1880 - Our Research Shows 1899
COMMON NAME: Methodist Church Parsonage
ADDITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL OR STRUCTURAL DESCRIPTION:
2 1/2-story, 2 x 2 bay, clapboarded structure with a 1 1/2-story ell attached to the south side that has an open porch on front. On the main section, gable-end faces front. The right entrance has plain detail and enters onto a hip roofed entrance porch with turned posts, valance, and rail. The slate roof has imbricated courses and a wide overhang.
There is a bay window on the left side of the gable front, balancing the entrance. New 1/1 windows are set in original plain surrounds. There is also a small 4-light window in the gable that has a shallow pitch lintel board.
RELATED STRUCTURES: (Describe)
1. Horse barn/carriage house. c.1180. Two-story, two bay, frame construction. Clapboarded. Slate gable roof. Large 2/2 windows.
STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE:
This attractive parsonage, influenced by the Queen Anne style, is representative of late 19th century architecture in Vermont, particularly common in the more prosperous communities such as Fairfax.
|DATE||GRANTOR TO GRANTEE||BOOK||PAGE|
|14 January 1918||W.D.....Frederick & Emma Thompson to Trustees of Methodist Episcopal Church..being a lot of land with a house and barn thereon standing..(also an extra piece or parcel of land)..dimensions given in deed.......||27||288|
|25 March 1916||W.D....Guy L. Butler to Frederick and Emma Thompson....Commencing at the southwest corner of the low nor or formerly owned by William Green, at a maple tree standing on said corner, running thence easterly on the southerly line of said Green lot 98 feet to a stake and stones, turning a right angle and running southerly on a line parallel with the highway 75 feet to a stake and stones, turning a right angle and running westerly 98 feet to a stake and stones standing on the line of highway, turning thence and running on the line of the highway known as Mill Street 75 feet to the corner began at, with a house and barn thereon standing........||26||572|
|28 March 1899||Betsy B. & Henry A. Butler to Guy Butler...W.D....a certain piece or parcel of land described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of William Green's lot running thence southerly on the line of the highway 75 feet to a stone, thence easterly 85 feet to a stone, thence northerly 75 feet to a stone, thence westerly on said Green's southerly line 85 feet to the corner began at.....
Guy Butler had this house built the summer of 1899
Tax Records: May 1, 1899 - Guy Butler, 1/4 a & Store - 600....May 1, 1900 - Guy Butler, 1/4 a & Store and 1/2 a & house - 700
|28 March 1899||AGREEMENT: Guy L. Butler to Betsy B. Butler.Whereas Betsy B. & Henry A. Butler have this day given me a deed for a Building Lot on which to build a dwelling house now in case I sell such place I hereby agree to pay the sum of Fifty Dollars for said building lot to be paid within one month after I sell; but in case I occupy said house for a dwelling then this to be null. (Guy L. Butler) On Margin: Having received payment in full on this agreement we hereby discharge this agreementl H. A. & B. Butler|
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