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Ira in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Ira Town Hall c.1800

 
 
Ira Town Hall c.1800 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, May 21, 2020
1. Ira Town Hall c.1800 Marker
Inscription.  A meetinghouse or town hall has existed on this site since about 1800. The land was donated to the town of Ira in 1797 by Thomas and Benoni Collins for the purpose of constructing a meetinghouse and school. Thomas Collins purchased the land after it had been confiscated from John Lee because of his Tory sympathies. The congregation of the Ira Baptist Church used the building until a new church was constructed in 1852. This building was rehabilitated to serve as the Ira Town House and Select School; it was renovated again in 1910. Under the Federal-style brick exterior is post-and-beam wood construction. By 1989, the building was structurally unsafe for public gatherings; it was restored in 2001 and continues to be used for town events.
 
Erected 2020 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 43° 32.082′ N, 73° 3.732′ W. Marker is in Ira, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of Route
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Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, May 21, 2020
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133 and W Road, on the left when traveling north on Route 133. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Rutland VT 05777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Rutland War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lemuel Haynes (approx. 4.3 miles away); Middletown Springs War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); A. W. Gray & Sons (approx. 4.6 miles away); Thomas Morgan House (approx. 5 miles away); Mead's Falls (approx. 5.3 miles away); Center Rutland Depot (approx. 5½ miles away).
 
Ira Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, May 21, 2020
3. Ira Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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