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  VERMONT'S BUILDING - As may be seen in the engraving, Vermont's headquarters adjoined the John Hancock house of Massachusetts. Maine was on the right, or eastward. The contrast with a small-windowed colonial establishment was ruinous and this Roman residence reproducing the home of a Pompeiian citizen at the beginning of the Christian Era, was dwarfed and misconstrued before the eye. The object of the hundred citizens through whose contributions of one hundred dollars each this structure came into existence, was to display to best advantage the marbles of Green Mountain quarries and the marble court within, showing its Pompeiian fountain, fulfilled the ambition of its projectors. The architect who dealt with this problem of low expense, small area and imposing neighbors was Jarvis Hunt, of Weathersfield, Vt. He spent $15,000. Figures emblematic of Vermont industries sat on high and unsightly pedestals, and very handsome caryatides supported the inner lintels. Committee-rooms surrounded the interior court. The adaptation of this form of house to great heats, made the place interesting and popular among musicians and bystanders throughout the hot months. There was also a hall in the rear of considerable dimensions and at the dedication of the building in May, and on Vermont Day, later in the year, distinguished companies of natives held receptions that will arouse pleasant memories for years to come. There was no display of products or relics here.
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