Grace Goodhue Coolidge - Burlington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 28.437 W 073° 12.390
18T E 642643 N 4926079
Quick Description: Former home of a First Lady
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2008 2:40:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM4ZKQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 19

Long Description:

Text of marker:

On Oct. 4, 1905, at 2:05 p.m. in front of the bay window in the parlor of this house, Grace Goodhue married Calvin Coolidge of Plymouth Notch, VT. Calvin Coolidge became President of the United States; Grace served as First lady from 1923-1929. Built in 1899, the house at 312 Maple Street was the family home of Capt. Andrew Goodhue, his wife Lemira, and their only child Grace Anna. Capt. Goodhue was federal steamboat inspector for the Lake Champlain Transport Co. The Goodhue family moved here while Grace was a student at the University of Vermont. Grace was a founding member of the VT Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, the first national college fraternity* for women. The house was restored in 1993 by Champlain College*.

*My only question is why Champlain College calls it Coolidge House, since no Coolidge ever lived there.

**My next only question is, shouldn't that be "sorority?"

Marker Name: Grace Goodhue Coolidge

Location: Burlington

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