Rutland Construction services

Typical architecture in Rutland runs from the traditional Colonial to Art Deco and almost everything in between. One of the most prominent features of downtown Rutland is the red brick buildings. Construction projects have also seen an increase in Rutland within the last few years. As Castleton University and Community College of Vermont have made the downtown area its home there is a vibrant new feel and energy buzzing in Rutland. The majority of Rutland Construction services that Chris Johnson Contracting handles have ranged from kitchen remodels, additions and everything in between.

Rutland town, set in the beauty of the Green Mountain State, it boasts outdoor adventures ranging from alpine slides to mountain biking. The downtown area is home to Merchant’s Row, a beautiful collection of restored buildings from the 1800s. Over a hundred structures in Rutland are on the National Register of Historic Places, and nearby Wilson Castle is a glorious example of 19th century architecture.

Other attractions include The New England Maple Museum and The Norman Rockwell Museum. The Rutland Halloween Parade is an annual event held on (or around) Halloween in the city of Rutland, Vermont, since 1960. The parade has a strong superhero theme and has been the setting for a number of comic book adventures.

Local officials maintain that it is one of the largest and longest running Halloween parade in the United States.

It began on Otter Creek in the early 19th century as a small hamlet called Mill Village in Rutland, the surrounding town named by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1761 after John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland. In the early 19th century, small high-quality marble deposits were discovered in Rutland, and in the 1830s a large deposit of nearly solid marble was found in what is now West Rutland. By the 1840s, small firms had begun excavations, but marble quarries proved profitable only after the railroad arrived in 1851.

At the same time, the famous quarries of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy, grew largely unworkable because of their extreme depth, allowing Rutland to become one of the world’s leading marble producers. This fueled enough growth and investment that in 1886 the center of town incorporated as Rutland village. Most of the town was split off as West Rutland and Proctor, which contained the bulk of the marble quarries.

Source: Wikipedia & TripAdvisor.