Weston in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Weston Village Historic District
The village of Weston is on the National Register of Historic Places. Settled in 1761, originally as the West Town of Andover. Weston was incorporated 1n 1799. The Farrar Mansur House, built c. 1795, served as a home, tavern and community center. It is now a museum of Weston’s early history. The Mill, built on the site of a 1780 sawmill, was revived as a water powered gristmill in 1936. It contains an important collection of early trade tools. Weston’s first firehouse, located by the millpond, now houses a Concord Coach purchased in 1880 by the Weston Coronet Band and outfitted as a bandwagon.
The Village Green, once a frog pond and later a dump for the local tanneries, was established in 1886 as a private park by the Vermont General Assembly. It is owned by the Farrar Park Association which consists of nine local women. The first summer theater in Vermont opened its doors in Weston in 1936. A remodeled church served as the original playhouse. This burned in 1962. The present Playhouse was rebuilt on the site of the church.
Erected 2006 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 17.526′ N, 72° 47.614′ W. Marker is in Weston, Vermont Click for map. Located next to the Farrar-Mansur House Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Weston VT 05161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weston Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Weston Korean War – Vietnam War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village of Mechanicsville (approx. 8.6 miles away); Abby Maria Hemenway (approx. 8.7 miles away); Chester Vietnam Conflict Monument (approx. 10 miles away); Chester World War I and II and Korean Conflict Monument (approx. 10 miles away); Chester Civil War Memorial (approx. 10 miles away); Pearl S. Buck (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Weston.
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