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Weston in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Weston Village Historic District

 
 
Weston Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
1. Weston Village Historic District Marker
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Inscription.  Marker Front:
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.

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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.
 
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2006 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1761.
 
Location. 43° 17.526′ N, 72° 47.614′ W. Marker is in Weston, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Park Street, 0.1 miles north of Lawrence Hill Road, on the right when traveling south. Located next to the Farrar-Mansur House Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weston VT 05161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 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); Civilian Conservation Corps West River Forest Camp (approx. 4.9 miles away); Finnish Immigrants in Vermont (approx. 5 miles away); Village of Mechanicsville (approx. 8.6 miles away); Abby Maria Hemenway (approx. 8.7 miles away); Veteran’s Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Chester Academy / District No. 20 Central School (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
Weston Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
2. Weston Village Historic District Marker
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Weston Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2009
3. Weston Village Historic District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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