The town of Woodstock, Vermont has been added to the town picture gallery. Enjoy!
There are now 45 towns featured in the town picture gallery.
Also, a bonus Building History: The Norman Williams Public Library
This beautiful pink sandstone stone building which graces Woodstock’s famous Green was built in 1883-1884 culminating a century of the Shire Town’s devotion to learning and literature. Woodstock has always been an unusually literate community: in the early 19th century private academies, a medical college, and reading circles flourished. Five weekly newspapers were published. The new library gave tangible, enduring form to this tradition.
A gift of Dr. Edward H. Williams, the library was constructed on the site of the home of his parents, Norman and Mary Williams at the cost of $30,000. The new library was an immediate and somewhat overwhelming success, and Dr. Williams soon (1901) gave $20,000 for a double-wing transept addition. In the 1980’s over $150,000 was raised and spent on a new roof and other important building repairs. The library became incorporated, and to this day is still a non-profit corporation relying on the generosity of people like Dr. Williams.