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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Meeting House

1840 • Charlotte, Vermont

 

—Moved to Museum: 1952 —

 
Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Meeting House Marker
Inscription.

Charlotte Meeting House was built by the community's Methodist congregation. The building's architectural details reflect Greek design influences, including the triangular pediment created by cornice moldings. During the building's 112-year history it served as a church, a theatrical playhouse, and the town's library, before suffering damage during a windstorm in 1950. Charlotte residents then voted to sell the Meeting House to the Museum to preserve the structure. As a part of the restoration, the Museum introduced trompe l'śil ("deceives the eye") interior painting details that mimic paneled woodwork. The building features a music installation Green Mountain Medley: 200 Years of Music Made in Vermont.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.633′ N, 73° 13.863′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and shop 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. Vermont House Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutton House (within shouting distance of this marker);

Meeting House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Meeting House and Marker
Ron Stowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Apothecary Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Horseshoe Barn Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Horseshoe Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Danby Water Fountain, Before 1911 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Meeting House To Church: The Effect of Puritanism on 19th century New England Church Architecture. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 19th-Century Meetinghouses at Old Sturbridge Village. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Meeting House Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Meeting House Interior
Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
4. Meeting House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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