Chester Depot - Chester VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 43° 16.070 W 072° 35.390
18T E 695596 N 4793378
Quick Description: The depot is located on VT 103 on the outskits of Chester proper. There is a great cluster of old buildings at this site
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2017 2:36:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMW5EP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 5

Long Description:
Vermont Historic Marker reads:
The first public train arrived here on July 18, 1849,
and in December, the Rutland & Burlington Railroad opened the first rail line across Vermont linking the Connecticut River valley at Bellows Falls and Lake Champlain at Burlington. The route passed between Chester's older North and South villages, and Chester Depot village emerged. Fire destroyed the first station in 1871, and the lessee Vermont Central RR built this one that year. By the 1890's, several industrial and commercial enterprises made Chester Depot one of the busiest stations on the Rutland RR. The State purchased the line in 1963, leasing ti in part to the Green Mountain RR. Exception in Vermont, this brick station retains its high-style Italianate design and continues in railroad use.

Vermont Division for Historic Preservation - 2015
Marker Name: Chester Depot

Location: Chester

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