Vermont House (Post Office)

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Title

Vermont House (Post Office)

Description

The building that now serves as the Falmouth Post Office is one of the finest extant examples of merchant house-stores in the city. Thomas Robert Vermont, a senior resident magistrate of the local parish, built the house in the mid-1830s. Two stories of brick with bold architectural detailing, this building is different from the first generation of wood frame on masonry merchant houses like the earlier (1797) Moulton-Barrett House built just down the street. The large three-part window on the second story often signaled that the room behind was the best, most formal living space in a Falmouth residence of this period. Remnants of the extensive work lot can still be seen among the buildings to the rear.

Location

Water Square and Market Street District

Identifier

B042-S007

Usage

Citation

“Vermont House (Post Office),” The Falmouth Project, accessed December 16, 2018, http://falmouth.lib.virginia.edu/items/show/1155.