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Bustling Burlington: 1911

Bustling Burlington: 1911

Burlington, Vermont, circa 1911. "Church street north from College Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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From my mother

I sent this photo to my mother, who grew up in Burlington in the 1940s-1960s. This is her reply:

If you stood in place and turned right, looking up College Street, you'd see the offices of the Burlington Free Press, where Dad worked all those years.

From where the picture is taken, that imposing edifice with the arched windows has been various businesses over the years -- drug store, jewelry store, insurance office, etc.

Church Street is now a brick-paved pedestrian mall lined with trendy cafes and shops.

Meanwhile in the Howard National Bank

Customer: I'd like to make a deposit.
Teller: Soitenly! nyuk, nyuk, nyuk

Same view from a 1907 postcard

Zoom view

From the same year, the same view, taken from farther north (from Bank instead of College Street), here:

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