Burlington, Vermont/Van Ness House


Sue wrote at 2007-06-04 07:41:04
The Van Ness House did indeed burn down sometime in the 1940's I think. I am from there. What was written in the Vermont Gaziteer was written in 1869. The Howard bank is occuping the site the Van Ness occupied.

Mild Munchkin wrote at 2009-05-12 16:00:09
The Van Ness House, once Burlington's largest hotel with accommodations for 400 guests, was opened on October 25, 1870 but burned in 1951. The site now occupied by a bank.

Richardhk3 wrote at 2012-11-23 08:44:34
The hotel actually  did burn in the 1950's. A one story bank and parking lot stand on the site on the SW corner of St. Paul and Main. There is a turn of the century hotel about eight stories high, now condos, that stands across the street.  

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