58 Barre Street Senior Activity Center & Housing Montpelier, VT

Photographer: Gary Hall Photography
Photographer: Gossens Bachman Architects

  • LEED Platinum

A historic building in Montpelier’s downtown area, 58 Barre Street housed the Montpelier Senior Activity Center and town offices including the Recreation Department and Montpelier School Superintendent’s offices. After a disastrous fire the Senior Center teemed up with Montpelier Housing Authority to salvage the building. The first floor now houses the Senior Center, the second floor houses two community rooms and senior housing and the third floor is dedicated to senior housing. The renovations include new electrical and mechanical systems, a very energy efficient building envelope, and new historically accurate windows and doors, solar panels, and a new pellet boiler among other things. The project also included the addition of an elevator to make the entire building accessible and a new entryway plaza.