Woodstock Construction Services
Woodstock is named the “quintessential New England village,” the town is chock full of charming Americana, including a covered bridge smack in the center of town and a village green surrounded by restored Georgian, Federal Style and Greek Revival homes. Spend a day wandering under the shade of 400-year-old hemlock trees at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and then revitalize yourself at Sugarbush Farm, where you can taste maple syrup or 14 varieties of cheese for free. Woodstock Construction services range from design and build to kitchen remodels, additions, decks and much more.
History of Woodstock VT
Woodstock Vermont was chartered by New Hampshire Royal Governor Benning Wentworth on July 10, 1761,. It was named the Shire Town of Windsor County in 1766 and quickly became a prosperous manufacturing and commercial Center. The town has been home to George Perkins Marsh, environmentalist; Frederick Billings, railroad empire builder; Senator Jacob Collamer, advisor to President Abraham Lincoln; and Laurence Rockefeller, conservationist and philanthropist. It was the birthplace of Hiram Powers, noted sculptor of “Greek Slave”. From 1826to 1856, it hosted one of only six medical colleges in New England, the Vermont Medical College.
Woodstock was the terminus of the Woodstock Railway,1877-1933, which connected the town to the Central Vermont Railroad in White River Junction. Travelers coming to Woodstock via the railway established the town’s reputation as a tourist destination, still prevalent today. It has been called the “prettiest small-town in America” by a national publication. Woodstock is famous for the architecture of its houses and churches. It is the site of the first ski-tow in the United States, 1934; home to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, the only National Park in Vermont and remains the only town in America with 5 church bells cast by Paul Revere & Co.
Central to Woodstock’s appeal is its long, elliptical green, the size and shape of an old battleship, in the heart of town. The Green (its formal name) is anchored on one side by the 142-room Woodstock Inn and on the other side by a covered bridge. Around the Green are the library, county courthouse, the columned Town Hall (which doubles as a movie house and concert hall), and large, stately brick or clapboard houses built between the late 1700s and 1850.
Much of downtown Woodstock is on the National Register of Historic Places. Town fathers make sure that proposed building changes are compatible with the village’s architecture.
The town has long been a center of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing. It plays host to a number of festivals (art, book reading and chili tasting, among them), and the annual Wassail horse parade that circles the Green celebrates the town’s equestrian tradition.
There are bike and foot races in warm weather, and the village is packed with tourists and tour buses during fall-foliage season.
The village downtown has art galleries, clothing stores, a pharmacy, bookstore, butcher and a large general store, and has stayed remarkably free of chain stores. A museum of 19th-century farming life is nearby. A more extensive shopping area with big-box retailers is a half-hour drive away in West Lebanon, N.H.
Source: Trip Advisor, town of Woodstock & WSJ article by Daniel Machalba