The Tragic Demise Of Our Train Station

Five Walks Through Montpelier: Tour #1 - The Capitol Complex

The Tragic Demise Of Our Train Station

Montpelier, Vermont 05602, United States

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Through this space between 116 State Street and the bank building, you are looking toward the railroad tracks and the spot where once stood a majestic train station with a clock tower. It was built in 1880 and brought down with the help of dynamite in 1963. One Vermont historian categorized its destruction as nothing short of an act of vandalism. There is a heartbreaking photo of the explosion, with the beautiful clocktower looking like a laser-guided missile had just slammed into it. It’s a blunt force signal that the genteel age of trundling old buildings to new locations had finished and an age of demolition had begun.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Five Walks Through Montpelier: Tour #1 - The Capitol Complex


 

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