St. Albans Street Railway, circa 1910

St. Albans Street Railway, circa 1910

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In this image from around 1910, we can see most likely the conductor and operator/driver of one of the trolleys that once operated in the city. Unfortunately, neither man is identified. The St. Albans Street Railway operated from 1904-1912, and then it became the St. Albans and Swanton … Read more

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Abraham snowman

His name was Abraham

ST. ALBANS — His name was Abraham and he was 42 feet high. On Feb. 12, 1982, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, students from Bellows Free Academy (BFA), with help from the community, set out to turn 211 truckloads of snow into … Read more

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Frank's Vulcanizing Shop, St. Albans, VT

Frank’s Vulcanizing Shop, Federal Street

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Frank’s Vulcanizing Shop once existed at 56 1/2 Federal St. It appears that the shop offered pretty much full service for its customers. They sold Texaco products, United States tires and batteries, too. Unfortunately, we do not know the names of any of … Read more

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Swanton, VT's Golden Crust Bakery fleet of vehicles circa 1950's

Knead to Know: Historic Swanton

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SWANTON — Stephen Trahan of St. Albans Town submitted these historic photos of Swanton from the early 1950s. Above is a photo of the Swanton Golden Crust Bakery fleet of vehicles. It was taken around 1951 at the intersection of Merchants Row … Read more

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BFA boys hockey

Future state champions!

This is a 1972 St. Albans Skating Association hockey team most of whose members would go on to play for the first B ellows Free Academy state championship team the following year. Do you recognize anyone in this photo? Please … Read more

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Chamberlain & Simpson garage, corner of Main and Fairfield streets, St. Albans, VT

Chamberlain & Simpson garage, corner of Main and Fairfield streets

This newly painted tow truck sits in front of the service station that would later become Handy Toyota. The lettering done on the truck for Chamberlain & Simpson was professionally done by local commercial artist Robert Fitzgerald and this photograph was donated to the museum by his son … Read more

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Colonial Grill, St. Albans, VT

Colonial Grill, North Main Street

The Colonial Cafeteria & Grill occupied the space many of you will remember later as the Blue Lion Restaurant. It is now office space just north of Jeff ’s Restaurant, which in the future would be at the right under … Read more

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Stollman's Clothing Store, Lake Street, St. Albans, VT 1970's

Stollman’s Clothing Store, Lake Street

Do you remember Stollman’s Clothing Store when it once existed on Lake Street? Did your mom work there? Did she or your grandmother shop there? The store was once located on Lake Street on the left as you started down … Read more

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Hungerford Ford, St. Albans, VT

Hungerford Ford

Here are three photographs that record another bit of St. Albans automotive history. All of these photographs were taken in and around Hungerford Ford. In the two interior photographs from 1934, above and left, we can see the workshop at the … Read more

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