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Historic Map Map - Barre, Vermont - 1891

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1W-VT-BA-1891
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Bird's eye view map of Barre, Vermont, published by Geo. E. Norris in 1891.

The self-proclaimed "Granite Center of the World" began its life as an American town in 1780, then called Wildersburgh. Citizens renamed the town Barre in honor of Isaac Barre (1726-1802), an Irish soldier and politician who coined the term "Sons of Liberty" in support of American Whigs against Britain. The map captures the town four years before a separate city of four square miles was created within its boundaries that still exists today.

Shortly after the War of 1812, one of the world's largest granite deposits was discovered at Millstone Hill. Native Americans who occupied the region prior to American settlement were aware of the presence of granite deposits, but it was American geologists who discovered the extent of the find. When word reached Europe about the vast deposit, stone workers from across Europe began to migrate to the area. The arrival of the railroad in 1875, making the transport of granite to markets much easier, triggered the boom of the granite industry in Barre. The influx of skilled craftsmen from Scotland, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Greece, England, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Ireland, Denmark, Yugoslavia and Lebanon resulted in forming one of the most culturally diverse communities in Vermont.

The map includes a small inset illustration of Main Street south of Trotting Park.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

National Bank of Barre.
Granite Savings Bank and Trust Co.
J. Henry Jackson, M. D., Office & Residence, 18 South Main Street.
Dr. H. O. Worthen, Office & Residence.
John W. Gordon, Lawyer, Gordon's Block.
Edward W. Bisbee, Lawyer.
W. A. & O. B. Boyce, Attorneys.
Martin & Carleton, Attorneys, Wood's Block.
Geo. J. Reynolds & Co., Hardware, Stoves etc., Paints, Oils and Plumbing Goods.
Chas. A. Smith, Drugs and Stationery.
Towne & Co., Groceries.
Wheeler & Taft, Groceries, Wood's Block.
R. L. Clark, Groceries, Flour, Feed, Doors, Sash & Blinds.
W. H. Eastman, Groceries & Provisions.
G. I. Jackson, Groceries & c.
L. M. Averill, Groceries & c.
Homer Fitts, Dry Goods & Carpets.
Perry & Camp, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes.
R. S. Currier, & Co., Dry Goods.
L. J. Griffin & Co., Plumbing & Steam Heating.
W. F. Colby, Furniture.
B. W. Hooker & Co., Furniture & Undertaking.
Conner & Wheatley, Wholesale & Retail Furniture Manufacturers & Dealers.
C. H. Campbell, Fruit & Confectionery.
Geo. P. Boyce, The Barre Clothier.
D. M. Miles & Co., Globe Clothing Store.
J. G. Nichols & Son, Jewelry.
Asa Harrington, Meat & Provisions.
Pitkin & Skinner, Meat & Vegetables.
E. E. Arey, Fish Market.
Page Bros., Livery and Sale Stable.
Curtis & Keith, Livery Stable.
E. L. Smith & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Jones Bros., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Vermont Granite Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Marr & Gordon, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Barclay Bros., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
McDonald & Buchan, Granite Manufacturers, Polishing, Turning and Cutting.
Cutler & Burnham, Granite Manufacturers, Dealers & Polishing Mill.
Clerihue & Gray, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Chas H. More & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Charles W. McMillan, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Milne & Wyllie, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Dickie & McKeowin, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
John P. Corskie, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Smith & Hopkins, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
John Connon, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Park & Dunbar, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
J. W. McDonald & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Robins & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Wells, Lamson & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Fraser & Cassie, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
James H. Gardiner, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Gerrard, Mortimer & Young, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Clark, Thom & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
M. Cook & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
National Granite Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Melcher & Hadley, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
American Granite Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Jarvis Bros., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
John Brown, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Glidden & Harvey, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Noonan & Nelson, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Frank P. Kenerson, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Kenerson & Parker, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
C. H. Kenerson & Co., Manufacturers & Dealers, Granite Polishing a Specialty.
Forsyth & Ingram, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
C. H. Hunton & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Patrick Brown, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
John Lillie, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Alex J. Stevens, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
E. C. French, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
T. H. Marrion, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Chas Young & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Littlejohn & Milne, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
P. B. Fraser & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Puritan Granite Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Herlihy & McGlynn, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
H. C. Nye, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
A. A. Pearsons, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Emslee & Kelman, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Blondin & Stone, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
W. M. Warley, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
M. J. McLean, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Carle & Walker, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Sortwell & Morse, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers, Machine Surface Cutting a Specialty.
J. Trow & Co., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
Campbell Bros., Granite Manufacturers and Dealers, South Barre.
Geo. Cassie, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
E. A. Wilkinson, Granite Manufacturers and Dealers.
J. H. Batchelder & Co., Polishing Mill & Turning.
Burnham & Mills, Granite, Polishing & Wood Working.
Granite City Column Cutting Works, W. A. Lane.
The Stafford & Holden Mfg. Co., Forks, Rakes & c.
Trow & Golden, Granite Tools.
New England Granite Tool Works, James Ahern, Proprietor.
Whitcomb Bros., Stone Working Machinery, General Machine Work.
Smith, Whitcomb & Cook, Machine Shop & Foundry, Flour & Grist Mill.
Woolen Mill, Wm. Moorecroft, White Flannels.
Goddard Seminary.
Spaulding Graded School.
Town Hall, Opera House & Post Office.
Barre Enterprise Office, W. F. Scott, Editor.
Common Schools.
Armory, Spencer Rifles.
Central Vt. Railroad Station.
Montpelier & Wells River & Barre R. R. Station.
Central House, Geo. W. Jeffords, proprietor.
Graniteville & Websterville Quarries.
Congregational Church.
Universalist Church.
Methodist Church.
Catholic Church.
Presbyterian Church.
Baptist Church.
L. F. Aldrich, Residence.
J. M. Perry, Residence.
W. A. Perry, Residence.

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