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Charles R. Palmer House
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Charles R. Palmer House is located in Vermont
Charles R. Palmer House
Location in Vermont
Charles R. Palmer House is located in the United States
Charles R. Palmer House
Location in the United States
Location 201 and 203 N. Willard St., Burlington, Vermont
Area less than one acre
Built 1911 (1911)
Architectural style American Foursquare
NRHP reference No. 05000947
Added to NRHP August 30, 2005

The Charles R. Palmer House is a historic house at 201-203 North Willard Street in Burlington, Vermont. Built about 1911, it is a well-preserved example of an American Foursquare duplex in the city's Old North End neighborhood. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Description and history

The Charles R. Palmer House stands in a mixed residential area on the eastern side of Burlington's Old North End neighborhood, on the west side of North Willard Street between Russell and Pomeroy Streets. It is a two-story wood frame structure, with a hip roof pierced by hip-roof dormers. Its exterior exhibits a variety of stylistic architectural elements, including bands of wooden shingles between the first and second floor, which are otherwise finished in wooden clapboards. It has a single-story porch extending across the front, with turned posts and decorative brackets. It is covered by a flat roof with a shallow gable at the center above the stairs. The interior is divided into mirror-image residential units, with L-shaped staircases that retain original balustrades.

The house was built about 1911, and is kit home manufactured by the North American Construction Company (known better by its later name, The Aladdin Company) of Bay City, Michigan. The company was a pioneer in the idea of mail-order homes, and this is an example of its common "Devon" duplex. Burlington was at the time experiencing rapid growth, and a number of similar houses line Willard Street and other nearby streets.

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