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Walloomsac Inn, Bennington VT

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eaglefeather

No doubt a beautiful Bldg. at one time. I agree with you Pumpkin, a Bldg. with so much history should be renovated.
Thank you for the info.

snooker

Exaggerating again is he, punkin?

pumpkinhead

If that is true, then Pineshire has quickly deterioated since the spring. Get to work on it, PG!

photogent

It looks a lot like Pineshire Farms.

CelesteH

Very cool!
thanks Pumpkin

shirley68

would love to have seen it when it was first built. Thanks pumpkin.

foxymoron

Guess a lick of paint wouldn't quite cut it!
Thanks for an interesting bit of VT history, Suzy. Always good to learn new things.

morris186

On second thought after looking at the side view that might take cvare of the windows.

morris186

Call this old house! Are they still around? That would be a nice one to renovate. It would not take that many millions, pumpkin. You could do a lot with 100 K.

pumpkinhead

I am thinking it would take millions and millions and millions of dollars to get the building back to being habitable by people. (I know little about renovations, however) An old building, with such a rich history, should be saved in some way. It is only a matter of time until it will be too late to save it.

chickiemama

Perhaps the help of a village chookies.

chookies

This picture makes it look very depressing and run-down. It would take a lot of time, effort and money to bring it back to its glory!

pumpkinhead

These particular pictures make it look very sad and lonely, as they are in the winter. The building is huge, and we are amazed someone still lives there. Even 15 years ago, I can't imagine it being a bed and breakfast and staying there.

chickiemama

It is certainly too bad they can't keep it up. Kinda sad.

lyndee

Looks like it could have been a fine hotel once up on a time. Thanks for the history.

pumpkinhead

Information on my comment taken from
http://preservationinpink.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/the-walloomsac-inn/

pumpkinhead

Not my picture, but this is a place we drive by many times a year.
The Walloomsac Inn is the oldest inn in the State of Vermont. The building was constructed in 1764, with additions and alterations to the roof throughout the late 1700s and 1800s. Five prominent families owned and operated the inn throughout its life; the inn served the stagecoach road until the 1850s. Important figures such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Rutherford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison have stayed at the inn. Although its name has been changed a few times, it was most recently known as the Walloomsac Inn. Until about 15 years ago, the building operated as a bed-and-breakfast, but today it is a private residence.