Look Up, Montpelier! A Walking Tour of Montpelier, Vermont by Doug Gelbert

Look Up, Montpelier! A Walking Tour of Montpelier, Vermont

byDoug Gelbert

Kobo ebook | March 7, 2013

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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of New Orleans' French Quarter is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets. It never takes long for the fact to be mentioned that Montpelier is the nation’s smallest state capital so let’s get that out of the way up front. In spite of its size Montpelier packs an architectural wallop worthy of towns many times its population. In addition to the handiwork of local designers big-name architects made the journey up from Boston when the need arose to contribute to the town streetscape. Colonel Jacob Davis cleared the first land and started settlement in 1787. Davis had a penchant for naming things after the French so his little enclave got the name Montpelier. Population was fewer than 100 and there was one road (today’s Court Street) when Montpelier got the nod to be state capitol. Through the 1800s the town developed into a center for water-powered manufacturing and the Vermont Central Railroad arrived in 1849 to kickstart other businesses. Banking and insurance and, of course, government have been the primary economic engines for the last century or so. And here is an interesting tidbit about that tiny population - the United States Census headcount in 1910 was 7,856. In 2010 the official tally was 7,855. A difference of one person in a century’s time. Our walking tour of the Vermont capital will begin with what has been hailed by some who know as the finest example of Greek Revival architecture in America...
Title:Look Up, Montpelier! A Walking Tour of Montpelier, VermontFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 7, 2013Publisher:Doug GelbertLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:130104850X

ISBN - 13:9781301048502