Equinox House

  • Also Known As: NR Control No. 0502801285

  • Address: Main St
  • Travel Genus: Lodging , Sight
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Lodging category: Upscale Lodging

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Equinox House


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1769/00/00 Ethan Allen Brother At a Council of Safety's meeting, Ethan Allen's brother, Ira, proposes seizing the property of Tories to raise money for the Green Mountain Boys. The first property to be taken will be the Marsh Tavern itself. Its owner, William Marsh, has fled to Canada.
1780/00/00 Thaddeus Munson buys the Marsh Tavern and operates it until he builds a new inn next door.
1839/00/00 Martin Vanderlip installs the fluted columns to the front of the inn. The columns still stand, spanning 285 feet across the facade.
1853/00/00 The 200-room Equinox House is established. Today's Chop House was the original Levi Church Orvis homestead. Its homestead fireplace, inscribed "LC Orvis 1832", still provides guests with a cozy fire on a cold winter's night.
1864/08/00 Mary Todd Lincoln Guest Mary Lincoln and her sons Robert and Tad make a summer visit to the Equinox House.
1864/08/00 Robert Todd Lincoln Guest Mary Lincoln and her sons Robert and Tad make a summer visit to the Equinox House.
1927/00/00 Walter J Travis Golf Course Architect Designed by Walter Travis, an 18-hole golf course is built at Equinox House.
1992/00/00 Rees Jones Golf Course Architect The 18-hole Walter Travis designed course is updated under the under the direction of Rees Jones with improvements in the appearance and playability of the hazards and greens.


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Particulars for Equinox House:
Sport 18 Hole Golf Course
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Camp
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hotel
Owner Private
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 21st November 1972

Registry Name: Equinox House
Registry Address: Main St.
Registry Number: 72000107
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 2
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Commerce, Transportation, Entertainment-recreation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1853
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Hotel, Camp
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Hotel Camp

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Lodging Attribute Grand Hotel
Lodging category Upscale Lodging

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