Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Flanders Early Learning Center

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Institution Name: Goddard College
Original/Historic Place Name: Blacksmith's Shop
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1868original construction Kelly, James T.
1938renovation Larson, Jens Frederick
Designer: James T. Kelly; J. Frederick Larson (Hanover, NH)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: flagstone, granite, and concrete
Walls: wood frame
Roof: asphalt shingle
 
Function:
ca. 1868other (blacksmith's shop)
ca. 2000-present (2006)other (pre-school day care program)
 

Narrative:
This small shingled building was the former blacksmith shop for the farm. The rebuilding was directed by J. Frederick Larson, college architect of Hanover New Hampshire, in 1938. The Firm of Freeman, French, and Freeman of Burlington Vermont carried out the plan. Flanders has been used for a variety of purposes over the years and is currently used as a day care center for the children of our adult low-residency students.
 

References:

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Brett, Gerald. English Furniture and its Setting. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965.

Brooklyn Museum. The American Renaissance. New York: Pantheon, 1979.

Byron, John. New York Interiors. New York, Dover, 1976.

Coman, Katherine. The Industrial History of the United States. New York: Arno Press, 1973.

Fastnedge, Ralph. English Furniture Styles from 1500 to 1830. New York: Barnes, 1964.

Fitzgerald, Oscar. Three Centuries of American Furniture. Englewood Cliffs, NY: Prentice Hall, 1982.Historic Sites & Structures Survey [Marshfield, including Goddard College]. Monpelier, VT: Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, 1976.

Hutchinson, Hal. Goddard College Greatwood Campus. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1996.

Kettell, Russell. Early American Rooms, 1650-1858. New York: Dover Publications, 1967.

Kirk, John T. Early American Furniture. New York: Knopf, 1970.

Lyness, Russell. The Tastemakers. New York: Harper, 1954.

Saarinen, Aline B. The Proud Professors. New York: Random House, 1958.

Sieveking, Albertus Forbes. Gardens Ancient and Modern. London: I. M. Dent & Company, 1899.

Stone, Arthur F. The Vermont of Today. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1929.

Thacker, Christopher. The History of Gardens. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1979.

Townsend, Marjorie. "Humanism class lecture." Plainfield, VT: Goddard College, February 10, 1971.

"Vermont's Finest Farms." Field Illustrated (March 1920).

Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Wosley, S. W., and R. W. P. Luff. Furniture in England: The Age of the Joiner. New York: Praeger, 1969.

Zirblis, R. "Interview with Townsend." April 2, 1984.

 

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