Derby Line in Orleans County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Haskell Free Library and Opera House
Erected 1985 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 45° 0.338′ N, 72° 5.87′ W. Marker is in Derby Line, Vermont, in Orleans County. Marker is at the intersection of Caswell Avenue and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Caswell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line VT 05830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vermont (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Derby Academy (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Stone House Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (approx. 15.2 miles away in Canada).
More about this marker. This marker is unique. The marker was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada but it is affixed near the main entrance of the building which is in the United States.
Regarding Haskell Free Library and Opera House. The Haskell Free Library and Opera House has become a symbol of the harmony between Canada and the United States. It was built straddling the border. The library and opera house was a gift to the communities it serves in memory of Carlos Haskell by his wife Martha and son Horace Haskell. It was designed by Boston architects James Ball, a Rock Island native and his partner Gilbert Smith. The position of the border is depicted by a black line painted on the floor. The library shelves, the opera house stage and some seats are in Québec(Canada). The rest of the seats and the main entrance are in Vermont(USA). The building has been classified as a historic site in Canada and is on the National Register of Historic Places in the USA.
Also see . . .
1. Parks Canada - Haskell Free Library and Opera House. (Submitted on July 7, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Official website of Haskell Free Library and Opera House (Submitted on July 7, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 233 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.