Monday, November 21, 2011

North Bennington, Vermont, Walking Tour, #2a

The Wellings' barn

The Wellings, successful village merchants and mill owners, were also farmers, as were their neighbors. Their house and large barn in the center of the village shows the rural nature of N. Bennington in the 1850s. The barn was dismantled and moved here from Pittstown, NY, about 1827.

The roof is a fine example of a slate layer's skill. This particular slate pattern, mixing the colors available from the slate quarries in nearby Poultney, VT, is seen on many roofs in N. Bennington, (indicating that one roofing company laid most of the local roofs, probably in the 1880’s).

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