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Battell Block (1892-98) – NRHP plaque

Merchants Row & Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont USA • Architect / Builder: Clinton Smith. ∞ Brick, flat roof, 3 stories. Queen Anne storefronts. Commissioned by Joseph Battell after the Great Fire of 1891. Battell's private apartment was in the third floor, corner. • The conical corner tower was taken down following the Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950, which tore up the Appalachian Mountain range, wreaking havoc in a broad swath from the Carolinas all the way to Canada. Heavy winds and rain shut down most of Vermont.


Clinton Smith (1846-1905) was a prolific Victorian Era builder and architect. The vast majority of his extant work has shaped the town of Middlebury, and centers in Addison County, Vermont.


• These structures are part of the Middlebury Village Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#76000223), since November 13, 1976.


☞ These structures are listed on the Vermont State Register of Historic Places. Source: Data excerpts from "The Historic Architecture of Addison County: including a listing of the Vermont State Register of Historic Places"; Vermont Division of Historic Preservation; Curtis B. Johnson, Editor; © 1992.


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Taken on March 14, 2009