Near White River Junction in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Theron Boyd House
This Federal style house, built in 1786, has undergone little alteration and is one the finest houses from this period in Vermont. It was built by William Burtch, whose father came to Hartford, VT, from Stonington, CT about 1766. Burtch eventually owned some 500 acres. The brick ell, constructed circa 1830 for James Udall, was originally 2-stories; a lightning strike in 1936 burned most of the second story. Theron Boyd, who acquired title to the house and 30 acres from his grandmother, preserved the property and become a “Vermont folk hero” by resisting the mounting pressures of real estate development in Vermont.
Original architectural features of the 1786 main block include 12 light over 12 light sash; a Connecticut River Valley style double leaf frontispiece and multiple panel secondary doors; split pine clapboards, with feathered end joints, retain traces of original ochre paint and are affixed by wrought butterfly head nails; a double denticulated cornice with traces of original white paint; and a massive centrally located brick chimney for fireplaces. The 1830
Erected 1997 by Vermont Division of Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1786.
Location. 43° 39.128′ N, 72° 26.755′ W. Marker is near White River Junction, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Hillside Road (Local Highway 6) west of Quechee Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Hillside Road, White River Junction VT 05001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taftsville Covered Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Quechee Gorge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Disastrous Train Wreck (approx. 3.3 miles away); Woodstock Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Justin Morgan (approx. 3.9 miles away); Paul Revere Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Stone Turnpike Marker (approx. 4.1 miles away); Historical Marker (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White River Junction.
Also see . . . Theron Boyd Homestead - National Register of Historic Places Nomination. (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 29, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.