Dorset House

Dorset House (HM22GM)

Location: Shelburne, VT 05482 Chittenden County
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N 44° 22.606', W 73° 13.811'

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Ca. 1832 · East Dorset, Vermont

—Original Owner: Welcome Allen · Moved to Museum: 1953 —

This classic example of Greek Revival architecture originally served as a two-family house for the children of Welcome Allen. The Allens, who owned an iron foundry, built their home in the latest fashion, utilizing stoves for heat rather than open-hearth fireplaces. The building houses the Museum's extensive working and decorative wildfowl decoy collections and miniature bird carvings. The second floor is devoted to open storage.
The Dorset House reopens on September 1, 2017 after extensive renovation and reinterpretation.
HM NumberHM22GM
Placed ByThe Shelburne Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 640993 N 4915244
Decimal Degrees44.37676667, -73.23018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.606', W 73° 13.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 36.36" N, 73° 13' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 741-883 Shelburne Museum, Shelburne VT 05482, US
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