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Windsor Village Historic District
Main Street, Windsor, VT.jpg
Main Street on a 1910 postcard
Location Center of Windsor, Vermont
Area 50 acres (20 ha) (original)
1.2 acres (0.49 ha) (size of 1997 increase)
NRHP reference No. 75000212 (original)
97000828 (increase 1)
14001036 (increase 2)
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Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 23, 1975
Boundary increases July 25, 1997
December 1, 2014

The Windsor Village Historic District is a historical district in the center of Windsor, Vermont. It includes several dozen properties which were built in the 18th, the 19th, and in the beginning of the 20th centuries, built in different architectural styles. The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 23, 1975.

Originally, the district was designated along Main Street, Depot Avenue, and State Street through and including Court Square. Later, Phelps Ct. was added.

History

In 1777, in the Old Constitution House, which is a part of the district, the constitution of the Vermont Republic was drafted. Initially, Windsor was a part-time capital of the Republic, and it remains the seat of Windsor County. This guaranteed an influx of population to the town. Many of newcomers were highly educated professionals. The location of Windsor on the banks of the Connecticut River provided an easy access to transportation routes, and this access was further reinforced by the construction of a railway in 1847. In the 19th century, Windsor was a prosperous industrial and administrative center. This resulted in intensive construction, with industrial-related buildings concentrated on the Main Street and Depot Avenue, including the railway station, and residential buildings located on State Street and in the northern end of Main Street. By the end of the 19th century, the major industrial enterprises in Windsor were producing water pumps, firearms, machine tools, and cotton.

Properties

As of 1975, the list of properties included the properties listed below. In 1997, three properties on Phelps Court and State Street were added. It was again enlarged in 2014.

# Name Image Address Year built Style Notes
1 House 9 Main Street circa 1900 Vernacular Queen Anne
2 House 15 Main Street circa 1900 Vernacular Queen Anne
3 Jesse Lull House Jesse Lull House Windsor.jpg 17 Main Street 1806 Federal
4 Carlos Coolidge House 21 Main Street 1806 Federal
5 Naham Trask House 25 Main Street 1796 Federal
6 House 29 Main Street circa 1890 Vernacular Queen Anne
7 Samuel Patrick Jr. House 33 Main Street circa 1825 Federal
8 Luther Mills House 35 Main Street circa 1840 Gothic revival
9 House 37 Main Street
10 House 39 Main Street
11 Congregational Parsonage 41 Main Street
12 House 43 Main Street
13 House 49 Main Street
14 Unitarian Church Main Street 1846 Gothic revival
15 United States Post Office Main Street 1852 Italianate Revival
16 Tuxbury Block 61 Main Street 1898 High Victorian Italianate
17 Stone Tracy Block 65 Main Street 1888 Italianate revival
18 Amsden Block 23 Depot Avenue circa 1890 Italianate revival
19 Central Vermont Railway Freight Station circa 1850
20 Central Vermont Railway Station Windsor Railway Station.jpg Depot Avenue circa 1905 Vernacular Romanesque
21 Putnam Block 85-89 Main Street 1914
22 Colby Block 105 Main Street 1831 Federal
23 Sherman Block 107-113 Main Street
24 House 133 Main Street Greek Revival
25 Windsor Diner 135 Main Street 1955 Moved to Windsor in 1958
26 House 137 Main Street
27 House 139 Main Street
28 House 145 Main Street Vernacular Queen Anne
29 Municipal Building (Windsor Fire Station) Windsorfirehouse.jpg 147 Main Street 1929 Georgian Revival
30 House 149 Main Street 1790 Colonial
31 House 151 Main Street
32 House 153 Main Street
33 Reuben Dean House 161 Main Street circa 1770 Rebuilt in 1899
34 Methodist Parsonage 165 Main Street
35 Rachel Harlow Methodist Church Main Street 1895 High Victorian Gothic
36 Clement Pettes House 156 Main Street circa 1825 Federal
37 Shubael Wardner House 150 Main Street circa 1825 Federal
38 Old South Congregational Church Old South Congregational Church Windsor.jpg Main Street 1798 Federal Reconstructed in 1844, 1879, and 1922
39 Old Apothecary Shop (Old Bank Building) 108 Main Street 1804
40 Isaac Green House (Knights of Columbus) 106 Main Street 1792
41 Nathaniel Leonard House (Masonic Lodge) 104 Main Street 1785 Georgian
42 Bianchi Block 88-94 Main Street 1915
43 Merrifield Block 82-86 Main Street 1849
44 Stiles-Billings Block (Rexall Drugs) 80 Main Street circa 1870
45 Miller-Stuart Block 9 State Street circa 1830
46 Old Windsor Savings Bank Block 15 State Street circa 1820
47 Annex to Old Windsor Savings Bank Block 15 State Street circa 1870
48 St. Paul's Episcopal Church State Street 1822 Classical style
49 Episcopal Parsonage 37 State Street
50 House 39 State Street
51 Windsor Library 43 State Street Georgian Revival circa 1905
52 Rufus Emerson-Gilbert Davis House (Davis Home) 45 State Street Federal 1831
53 House 46 Court Square Federal circa 1800
54 Johonnot House 44 Court Square Federal circa 1830
55 House 40 Court Square
56 McIndoe House McIndoe House Windsor.jpg 5 Court Street Gothic Revival 1840
57 House 10 Court Street Vernacular Queen Anne circa 1890
58 House 8 Court Street Gothic Revival circa 1860
59 House 6 Court Street Greek Revival circa 1840
60 Windsor Town Hall (American Legion Hall) Court Street Romanesque 1888
61 Old Windsor County Courthouse (Carleton Hall) 24 State Street 1786 Moved to the current location in 1888
62 Commercial Block 16 State Street
63 Commercial Block 12 State Street
64 Commercial Block 10 State Street
65 Tontine Block (Windsor News Co.) 70 Main Street circa 1825
66 J. J. Newberry Co. 64-68 Main Street 1929
67 Pettes-Journal Block (Vermont National Bank) 60 Main Street Federal 1824
68 Old Namco (National Acme Machine Company) Armory Main Street circa 1910
69 Windsor House Windsor House Vermont.jpg 54 Main Street Greek Revival 1836 A separate NRHP listing
70 Thomas Emerson-Edwin Stoughton House (Old Windsor Hospital) 48 Main Street Federal 1836
71 Baptist Church Main Street Pseudo Gothic Revival 1943
72 Abner Forbes House Cox Evarts House.jpg 38 Main Street Federal 1796
73 Zebina Curtis-William Maxwell Evarts House Cox Evarts House.jpg 34 Main Street Georgian 1796
74 John Skinner House John Skinner House Windsor.jpg 26 Main Street Federal circa 1820
75 Joseph Hatch (Edminster) House Joseph Hatch House Windsor.jpg 24 Main Street Federal circa 1825
76 Simeon Ide House Simeon Ide House Windsor.jpg 20 Main Street Federal circa 1825
77 Susan Bishop House 18 Main Street Greek Revival
78 Old Constitution House Old Constitution House Windsor.jpg Main Street circa 1776 A separate NRHP listing
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