Ca. 1840 • South Burlington, Vermont
—Moved to Museum: 1949 —
Stone Cottage is constructed of limestone laid in straight courses rather than in the more common scatterstone technique. It was originally built as a farmhand's house; the first tenants were a family of five, including husband and wife, two children, and an elderly parent. In later years the building served as a school and a blacksmith shop.
The furniture, textiles, and household goods exhibited in the Stone Cottage illustrate the simple lifestyle of agricultural workers in the mid-19th century.
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
Location. 44° 22.669′ N, 73° 13.771′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery (here, next to this marker); Toy Shop (a few steps from this marker); Smokehouse (a few steps from this marker); Variety Unit (a few steps from this marker); Jail (within shouting distance
Also see . . . The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.