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Smith's Store, U.S. Route 2, Waterbury, Washington County, VT



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Location
U.S. Route 2, Waterbury, VT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VT-104
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1928 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Significance: This vernauclar, early 20th Century structure serves as a visual point to the residential neighborhood that lines U.S. Route 2 west of the store. Its significance is due to its highly visible location in the district and its historical role as an integral component of the neighborhood. Historically, general stores like Smith's Store not only were the distribution center for merchandise, but also served as "post office, bank, court of law, barber shop, proving ground, and community center all rolled into one." Smith's Store, again like most general stores, served as a link between farmers.

Subjects
Commerce
General Stores
Wooden Buildings


Related Names
Smith, Leslie H.
Smith, Winnie H.
Spahn, Arnold, Photographer
Church, Alison B., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTH, VIEW OF STRUCTURE WITHIN ITS SETTING
2. VIEW SOUTH, FRONT ELEVATION
3. VIEW WEST, EAST SIDE ELEVATION
4. VIEW NORTH, REAR ELEVATION
5. VIEW EAST, WEST SIDE ELEVATION
6. VIEW SOUTH, ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS OF STORE FRONT
7. VIEW SOUTHWEST, STORE FRONT


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