Where Vermont Begins.....
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 the Old Bennington Historic District contains 93 contributing buildings and objects and is noted for its well-preserved Revolutionary War era homes as well. Chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1749, Bennington was the first town in Vermont. Amidst the Revolutionary War heroes resting in the cemetery to the Old First Church you will also find the graves of Robert Frost and his wife, Elinor Miriam White Frost. Old Bennington is just 3+ hours from Boston or New York and fifty minutes from the Albany NY International Airport and Amtrack Train Station. Presented here are four outstanding historical properties located within this district.
11 West Road.
c. 1788 Isaac Tichenor Residence
The Isaac Tichenor Residence is an outstanding example of Federal period architecture. Current owners dedicated several years to restoration and renovation under the guidance of historical consultants to what is one of the most unique homes in all Vermont. 12 main rooms, 6 working fireplaces. 5 baths, 3-car garage, clay tennis court, pond, gardens and perfect view of the Bennington Battle Monument. Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington.
32 Monument Avenue.
The Brick Academy, c. 1821
Remarkable historic building that served the children of Old Bennington in its early years and later became the Old Bennington Library. Two dedicated owners in the last decade have honored this building with the most amazing transition into a sophisticated home of distinction now securely preserved as one of Old Benningtons premier 19th
century buildings. 9 main rooms 3.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, prime air conditioning, humidity and air filtration system. Garage. Village lot with remarkable plantings, hidden patios, stonewalls and fencing cared for by an automatic irrigation system perfect for seasonal owners. Listing Agent: Kelley McCarthy.
43 Monument Avenue.
c. 1848 Abraham Gardener Residence
Vermont Lieutenant Governor, Abraham Gardener, had this home constructed in 1848 and later, Asa Hyde, a famous woodworker and house wright, lived in the house and crafted many of the details that are found in the Old First Church nearby. This amazing property exhibits the introduction of finer millwork and the elegant styling of the mid-19th
century. The rooms gracefully orient to the south and although you are in the center of the historic district your views spill out over expansive lawns and vibrant pond. This owner has added a comfortable, expansive family room, new 2-car garage and much attention to energy efficiency. There is also a 2 story barn for equipment .14 main rooms, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths. 2.20 acres. Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington.
57 Monument Avenue.
c. 1779 Nodiah Swift home
In 1779, Captain Nodiah Swift chose to build his home on the Village Green in Old Bennington and to this day, the views remain the same. Sited between two other landmark properties one overlooks the Old First Church, its magnificent grounds and the Village Green with historic fountain. This home presents as a gracious family home with traditional appointments but also with new baths, custom granite kitchen and a truly remarkable wood paneled and beamed carriage barn family room with tavern fireplace . The grounds are on .75 of an acre of lawns, perennial gardens and patio. 15 main rooms 4.5 baths, 2 fireplaces. Listing Agent: Suzy Yucht.