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Location DB > United States > Vermont > Burlington > Abarb House
Abarb House
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created by Ninemillimeter on 4/15/2004 5:28 PM
last modified by Ninemillimeter on 10/4/2006 9:03 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Vacant house 100+ years old
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Burlington, Vermont
United States
Owner: The Intervale Foundation
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    The Abarb house lies at the end of a rutted dirt road surrounded by small organic food plots in the shadows of Burlington one of Vermont’s largest cities.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1855
    Closed: 1979
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
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    This house was part of the dairy farming community that resided in the interval well into 1992 when the last farm shutdown. The last occupant of the Abarb house was Arthur Abarb in the late 70's. The City of Burlington purchased it from Arthur and later sold it to the interval foundation. The Interval foundation is interested in saving the property to add to their non-profit organic farming organization. A fence with barbwire was installed this summer to keep the homeless and animals out of the property.


    The demolition of this house should be compleate by the end of april. The secend floor is gone and they are currently working on the bottom floor.
     Media Coverage
    The pockmarked dirt road leading into the Intervale is a long way from Church Street, but it's still within Burlington city limits. That means the decrepit Abare House is still subject to city ordinances. The Intervale Foundation owns the 100-plus-year-old home last occupied by Arthur Abare. The foundation purchased the property in 1999 from the city - which purchased it in 1977 - and has long planned to incorporate it into their urban farmscape.

    But the house is falling down. City officials and the Burlington Police Department say it's dangerous; two months ago, the Foundation erected a tall barbed-wire fence to keep out animals and transients. Now Tom Nash of the BPD says, "It's getting better."

    Intervale Executive Director Kit Perkins says the Foundation would still like to use the house, or at least components of it. She recently wrote a grant proposal to fund the project. "We're doing everything we can to make sure it's safe and secure," she says.

    From Seven Days written by Cathy Resmer on 8-10-05

     Future Plans
    The Interval Foundation hopes to use the property for something. Until they decide a fence has been erected around the property to keep out the squatters and animals.

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    Brick House
    Thu, Apr 15th, 2004
    posted by Ninemillimeter
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    Brick House
    Thu, Apr 28th, 2005
    posted by Ninemillimeter
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    Fall 2005
    Fri, Oct 28th, 2005
    posted by Ninemillimeter
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    Content Quality 4 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/5/2006 2:50 AM.

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  • on Oct 5 06 at 2:50, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 4 06 at 21:03, Ninemillimeter changed the following: Status
  • on Apr 7 06 at 4:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 5 06 at 13:09, Ninemillimeter changed the following: History, Year Closed, Status
  • on Oct 28 05 at 12:44, Ninemillimeter updated gallery picture Fence on frount
  • on Oct 28 05 at 12:44, Ninemillimeter updated gallery picture Fence on side
  • on Oct 28 05 at 12:44, Ninemillimeter updated gallery picture Fence
  • on Oct 28 05 at 12:43, Ninemillimeter updated gallery picture Condemmed
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  • on Oct 18 05 at 14:05, Ninemillimeter changed the following: Display Name, Real Name, Notes for Mods, Owner, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans, D
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