RARE Stereoview Photo - Bakersfield Vermont - ca 1880 by Wheeler Richford VT For Sale
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RARE Stereoview Photo - Bakersfield Vermont - ca 1880 by Wheeler Richford VT:
RARE old Stereoview Photograph
UNIQUE - Unknown ImageSouth View
of Bakersfield, Vermont
Photographed by F.W. Wheeler, Richford, Vermont
Owned & SIGNED by him on backca 1880
For offer, a nice old stereoptican view card photo lot! Fresh from a prominent estate in Upstate, NY.Vintage, Old, Original - NOTa Reproduction - Guaranteed !!
I believe this is the only known image of this historical scene. Exceptionally rare. I also believe it probably belonged to the photographer. Detailed information in autograph ink manuscript handwriting on back. Also has poem in pencil. Came with several others by this photographer I am offering - please see my other listings for the rest. Measures 4 x 7 inches. In good to very good condition. Edge wear.Please seephotos. If you collect19thcentury Americana history, sv photography, New England - American history, etc.this is a treasureyou will not see again!Add this to your image orpaper/ ephemera collection. Combine shipping on multiple purchases. 1389
The F.W. Wheeler House is a historic two-family residence at 31 Intervale Street in Richford, Vermont. Built in 1904 for a photographer, it is an unusual instance in the community of a duplex with Queen Anne styling. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
Description and history
The F.W. Wheeler House stands on the south side of Intervale Street, a residential side street in the village of Richford. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a symmetrical appearance that is still characterized by details typical of the Queen Anne period, better known for its asymmetrical designs. The main roof ridge runs parallel to the street, with lower gable sections projecting to the front and sides at each end. A porch extends between the front-facing projections, supported by turned posts, and there are similar porches on the sides. The interiors of the two units are organized as mirror images of each other, and retain original woodwork, wrought iron heating grates, and other features.
The house was built in 1904 for F.W. Wheeler, a native of Bristol, Vermont who had established a photography business in the bustling border town. It is unclear if Wheeler had it built as a rental property or if he occupied one of its units. The house is unusual because most of Richford's housing stock of the period was modestly scaled single-family units. The house's design matches in some details a pattern for a single-family residence published by the Radford Architectural Company in 1898.
Richford is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States, located along the Canada–United States border. The population was 2,308 at the 2010 census.
Richford is the birthplace of R. G. LeTourneau, an industrialist who founded LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.
Richford is the eastern terminus of the Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail.
Richford is located in the northeast corner of Franklin County, bordered to the north by the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec in Canada. Orleans County, Vermont, is to the east. Richford, the primary community, is in the northwest part of the town along the Missisquoi River. Vermont Route 105 passes through the center of town, leading east across the Green Mountains to North Troy and southwest to Enosburg Falls. Vermont Route 139 leads north from the center of Richford 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the international border.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.3 square miles (112.1 km2), of which 43.0 square miles (111.4 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.61%, is water. The Missisquoi River enters from Canada and exits to the south; there are no significant lakes or ponds.
North: Quebec, Canada: East Pinnacle, Abercorn, Glen Sutton, Alva, Domaine Mont Louis, Sutton
Nearby towns in the COunty :
St. Albans (city)
St. Albans (town)
Villages are census divisions, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in.
Enosburg Falls - village of Enosburgh
Swanton Village - village of Swanton
Nearby towns in Franklin County :
CitySt. Albans Albans (town)SwantonVillagesVillages are census divisions, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in.
Enosburg Falls - village of EnosburghSwanton Village - village of SwantonCensus-designated placesFairfaxRichford