Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Ice House

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Institution Name: Southern Vermont College
Original/Historic Place Name: Ice House
Location on Campus: east end of campus, directly off the farm road
Date(s) of Construction:
1911-1914original construction Totten, George Oakley, Jr.
Designer: George O. Totten, Jr.
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, engineering, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: limestone and concrete
Walls: gray limestone and Portland cement
Roof: originally slate, currently rolled asphalt
ca. 1915other (ice house)
ca. 1950sother (pig barn)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (storage)

The Icehouse, the only surviving outbuilding from the Estate, is situated below and to the east of the College's Residence hall complex off the farm road. It has fallen into disrepair and is used primarily for storage of landscaping equipment.


Chessman, G. Wallace, and Curtis W. Abbott. Edward Hamlin Everett: The Bottle King. Granville, OH: Robbins Hunter Museum, 1991.

Keefe, Tom. Building Diagnostic Report [Southern Vermont College]. North Bennington, VT: Keefe & Wesner Architects, [n.d.].

Resch, Tyler. Deed of Gift, the Putnam Hospital Story. Burlington, VT: Paradigm Press, 1991.

Warren, Suzanne. The Orchards [Southern Vermont College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 2000.


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