Downtown Essex Junction Commercial Historic District

3-17 and 8-12 Main St., 2-28 Railroad Ave., and 2 Railroad St., Essex Junction, Vermont


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 1, 2004
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Architecture; Commerce; Transportation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Specialty store; Meeting hall; Post office; Library; Mortuary; Multiple dwelling
Current functions
Multiple dwelling; Professional; Restaurant; Specialty store; Department store; Business
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1893; 1894
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 10
Non-contributing buildings: 2


19th Century (38,039)
Brick (42,466)
Built 1893 (606)
Built during 1890s (7,671)
Chittenden County, Vermont (112)
District (10,578)
Essex Junction, Vermont (1)
Exotic Revival (7,381)
George Guernsey (1)
Italianate (5,117)
Marble (1,154)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Private owner (54,403)
Stone (26,168)
Tin (2,649)
Vermont (927)
Victorian (19,703)