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

Dorset House

Ca. 1832 • East Dorset, Vermont

 

—Original Owner: Welcome Allen • Moved to Museum: 1953 —

 
Dorset House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
1. Dorset House Marker
Inscription.

This classic example of Greek Revival architecture originally served as a two-family house for the children of Welcome Allen. The Allens, who owned an iron foundry, built their home in the latest fashion, utilizing stoves for heat rather than open-hearth fireplaces. The building houses the Museum's extensive working and decorative wildfowl decoy collections and miniature bird carvings. The second floor is devoted to open storage.

The Dorset House reopens on September 1, 2017 after extensive renovation and reinterpretation.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.606′ N, 73° 13.811′ 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. Dutton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermont House Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Settlers' House and Barn (within shouting distance

Dorset House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
2. Dorset House and Marker
of this marker); Stagecoach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Stencil House (within shouting distance of this marker); Apothecary Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dorset House. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Greek Revival Architecture. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Dorset House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
3. Dorset House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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