Each Monday we share an Essex photo or artifact on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. The photo above isn’t what I’d call vintage, although it is an older photo. Do you remember when the Essex Town Hall looked like this?
Do you prefer this old color scheme or the lighter look of today? I can’t recall when the building was repainted, but perhaps it was after the extensive renovations on the first floor were completed in 1999?
What else can you see that has changed since this photo was taken?
Note that the screen door pictured and the stone steps with the metal railings going down to the sidewalk are no longer there. Today there is a solid door in that spot, but it is sealed and not in use and there are no steps leading up to it. The shutters are also no longer present.
We also have another photo of the Town Hall taken from the opposite angle. See it below:
Do you notice any other differences between the Town Hall in this photo and how it appears today from this different view? The entry has been redone. The steps are wider and leveled out with a railing added to each side for safety. The roof over the entrance has also be changed from the flat one in the photo to a triangular pitched roof. Can you see any other changes?
Share your knowledge and thoughts in the comments.
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [at] essexonlakechamplain [dot] com.
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