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

Prentis House

1773 • Hadley, Massachusetts

 

—Original Owner: John Dickinson • Moved to Museum: 1955 —

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

This two-story saltbox home is built around a massive central chimney with seven flues that meet on the second floor in a beehive-shaped form. John Dickinson built Prentis House on four acres where he and his family farmed broomcorn.

Prentis House is named for Katharine Prentis Murphy, a well-known mid-century antique collector who furnished the house with 17th- and 18th-century decorative arts. Similar to the installation in Stencil House, the Prentis House exhibit reflects efforts to recreate 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° 22.569′ N, 73° 13.867′ 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. Owl Cottage Activity Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Stencil House (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting

Prentis House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Prentis House and Marker
distance of this marker); Apothecary Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Diamond Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleissner Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prentis House at Shelburne Museum. (Submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Saltbox Houses in the Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Saltbox, 1650-1830. (Submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Prentis House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Prentis House
Prentis House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
4. Prentis House
Showing classic New England Saltbox design
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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