St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

30 Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vermont

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Description 

The Athenanaeum's construction (1868-1873), its collection of American landscape paintings and books, its original role as a public library and free art gallery, and the industrial origins of the fortune that provided it, all contribute to the national significance of the building. The art collection contains a number of Hudson River School paintings. This unaltered building retains a strong, elegant Victorian flavor of the 19th century. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 19, 1996

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 1996
Reference number
96000970
Architectural style
Victorian: Second Empire
Areas of significance
Architecture; Education; Art
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Library; Museum
Current functions
Library; Museum
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant years
1868; 1882; 1924

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  • June 5, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King