Joseph Fessenden House

Also known as: No. 22: Fessenden-Hanks House (per Lovejoy's Royalton), 1416-2: No. 12 (VT Historic Sites & Structures Survey)
58 Bridge St., Royalton, Vermont


Street View 


“The Joseph Fessenden House is an extraordinary example of the blend of both the Georgian and Federal Colonial styles. Period details include millwork, ten original working fireplaces with soapstone surrounds and fireboxes, a leaded fan-shaped transom window, shallow molded cornice dentilation, cornice moldings, interior window shutters, and original paneling.“

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 2002
Reference number
NR name
Fessenden, Joseph, House
Architectural styles
Georgian; Federal
Area of significance
Levels of significance
State; Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Medical business/office
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant years
1802; 1828
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2


19th Century (37,636)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1802 (76)
Built during 1800s (1,267)
Federal (4,589)
Georgian (1,428)
Have Street View (44,270)
House (27,520)
Private owner (54,396)
Royalton, Vermont (3)
Slate (5,715)
Vermont (910)
Windsor County, Vermont (135)

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2015: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett