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

Stencil House

Ca. 1804 • Columbus, New York • Moved to Museum: 1953

 

—Original Owner: Melicu and Louisa Tuttle —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Stencil House Marker
Inscription.

The Stencil House is typical of small side-gabled homes common in New York and New England. The floor plan groups four rooms around a central chimney. A central front door, flanked by pairs of double-hung windows, opens into a small entrance hall. The rare, painted wall stencils in the entrance, parlor, and dining room were likely done by an itinerant artist between 1820 and 1830.

Today, the house displays stenciled walls, painted and vernacular furniture, and decorative arts. Similar to the installation in Prentis House, the Stencil House exhibit reflects efforts to create a particular Colonial Revival aesthetic in period rooms.

Prentis and Stencil Houses are open for guided tours only.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.587′ N, 73° 13.861′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and building 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. General Store (a few steps from this marker); Apothecary Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Prentis House

Stencil House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Stencil House and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Owl Cottage Activity Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorset House (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Gallery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleissner Gallery (about 300 feet away); Dutton House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stencil House. (Submitted on October 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Stenciling: A Time Honored Tradition. (Submitted on October 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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