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Aerial View of City and Waterfront

Aerial View of City and Waterfront
1958 - 1979
This image shows an aerial view of the city and waterfront with Mount Mansfield visible in the distance. Lake Champlain and the stone breakwater are in the foreground with a large boat traveling through the water. The shoreline consists of several industrial looking buildings as well as a boat harbor. The main business district of the city is distinguished by the large brick buildings at center. The University of Vermont Campus is visible at the top of the hill above the business district. Residential areas stretch out towards the left and into the distance. Cleared fields are visible in the distance between UVM and the Green Mountains. The landscape is mostly forested with several deciduous trees following along the streets in the city. The colorful leaves indicate a fall season. Pete Chagnon writes on 2008-08-21: This image is reversed. On the left are the Ferry docks, in the center is the train depot building, with the Naval reserve center to the right, at the left is the tank farms Near the Coast Guard station is and the water dept building. Everything should be vice versa. The Ferry Boat is coming in from the north, not the south as pictured here, yes, this image has been reversed. (That does happen at times) Pete Chagnon writes on 2009-08-23: Excellent view of the waterfront as it appeared before Urban Renewal, now waterfront park area. The tank farm to the left was Shell oil, now the area where most of the festivals are held, the long brown depot building is now the boardwalk area, the boathouse is near where the pilings are, while the old Naval Reserve Station has become Echo. The Pease Grain Company building is prominently shown. This picture was mostly likely taken late 50's to early 60's, before the urban renewal area was torn down. Pete Chagnon writes on 2009-08-23: Further comments. Where the Perkins Pier Park is now, to the right is the tank farm for Elias Lyman coal and oil company. Just out in the harbor from that is the barge wellhead for off loading oil, which is still there. Just up from the Pease building, you see the old Lederer evaporation co. buildings, (red ones) where the Milot block is, corner of College and Battery. Up from Perkins Pier is the Battery Street area before renovation.
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Autumn; Boathouses; Boats and Boating; Buildings; Chimneys; Church buildings; Cities and towns; City Halls; City trees; Commercial buildings; Conifers; Culture; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Elm; Forests and Plants; Forests and forestry; Geology; Hills; Hotels; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Industrial buildings; Lakes; Landforms; Landscapes; Living Things; Mountains; Nature; Old growth forests; Public buildings; Recreation; Season; Shorelines; Stone buildings; Time; Trees; Wooden-frame buildings
Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation
Submitted By:
Michala Peabody
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Aerial Photograph
Relative Dating Rationale:
It appears that some urban renewal has begun, but the Burlington Town Center Mall, which was built prior to 1979, does not yet appear.
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