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Hotel Vermont: 1911

Hotel Vermont: 1911

Burlington, Vermont, circa 1911. "Hotel Vermont." Now the Vermont House condominiums. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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Ghostly Maidens on the Roof

Visitors from the Overlook Hotel maybe?

Look closely

on the long side of the building for the Hotel Vermont sign( paint or brick?) one floor below the iron balcony, it is visble on both google and the original photo.

A pair of fine-feathered friends....

... are roosting on the roof.

Sidewalk skylights?

I used to work in a department store building that had ones like those in front of Hotel Vermont and remember the distinctive sound and shadows of pedestrians passing by above. I always wondered if they had a specific name, or if they were just known as sidewalk skylights. Though there were many old examples in downtown San Diego at that time (early 1960s) I don't think there are any now.

[Sidewalk skylights are among Shorpy's most popular street scene sightings, joining arc lamps, precarious building-ledge people and drug store rubber goods signs. -tterrace]


I wonder what those two ladies are doing up on the roof.

Still there at Main & St Paul

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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