Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Home of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Burkhardt

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Institution Name: Southern Vermont College
Original/Historic Place Name: Gate House/ Superintendent's House
Location on Campus: Monument Ave. Extension
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 walls with Portland cement mortar
Roof: imported Italian red clay tiles
ca. 1914other (gatehouse)
ca. 2004-present (2006)private residence

The Gatehouse served as the residence of the superintendents of the Estate. A visitor approaching the Everett Estate would first pass through the iron gates and imposing gatehouse at the foot of the long drive before reaching the second gated entrance to the courtyard, thus reinforcing the castle-like aspect of the overall design.

The ensemble of the Gatehouse is made up of three elements: the gate itself, the Gatehouse, and the wall that connects them. The Gatehouse shares many of the design features of the main house, such as round-arched windows, stone drain spouts, and double casements. Although less ostentatious than the Mansion proper, the Gatehouse's design is more elaborate than the other service buildings on the Estate. The large gate spanning what was the original drive has an arched opening with an elegant E in a cartouche-like frame. The gate and gatehouse retain integrity of location, design, setting, materials, and workmanship.

The Gatehouse is now the private residence of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Burkhardt on a separate 2.28-acre parcel of land on Monument Avenue Extension. The College has first right of refusal if the residence is sold.


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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