St. Johnsbury in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
(National Register of Historic Places Plaque)
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This building possesses National Significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
(1871 Dedication Plaque)
Presented to the citizens
of the Town, November 27, 1871
by Horace Fairbanks.
Erected 1996 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 44° 25.105′ N, 72° 1.28′ W. Marker is in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 2) and Eastern Avenue (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the front entrance on Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1171 Main Street, Saint Johnsbury VT 05819, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Court House Grounds & Park (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Johnsbury Trade School First American Platform Scale (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northeastern Speedway (approx. 4.7 miles away); Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 5.7 miles away); Thaddeus Stevens (approx. 5.9 miles away); 1st Normal School (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Johnsbury.
More about this marker. There are two markers on this building: (1) the 1996 National Register of Historic Places Plaque, and (2) the 1871 building dedication plaque.
Regarding St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. This building now serves as a public art gallery and as the St. Johnsbury Public Library.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Athenaeum.
Horace Fairbanks presented the St. Johnsbury Athenĉum to the people of St. Johnsbury in 1871. Horace Fairbanks was a partner and later president of the E. and T. Fairbanks Company, the scale manufacturing company whose development influenced the history and growth of St. Johnsbury, and Vermont Governor from 1866-1868. The St. Johnsbury Athenĉum stands as a permanent reminder of the generosity of the Fairbanks family and an invitation to visit the gracious world of the nineteenth century. (Submitted on April 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.
The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, is a combined library and art gallery. The building in which it is housed is architecturally and historically significant because of its construction. The Athenaeum is also noted for the American landscape paintings and books in its collection and its having been funded by Horace Fairbanks, manufacturer of the world's first platform scale. The art collection contains a number of Hudson River School paintings. This building retains a strong Victorian (French Second Empire) flavor of the 19th century. (Submitted on April 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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