The Loomis Van Patten House is located at the corner of Pearl Street and
North Williams. The structure is a rectangular three by three bay volume.
Originally this house was a two story structure. It was not until 1939 when the
third story was added. The south facade, or Pearl Street elevation, presents as a
three bay structure with a two story centrally located pavilion entrance.
Windows are symmetrically located with the third story windows composed of
shorter proportions. The windows are two over two sash double-hung with cast
iron lintels for the first two stories. The central pavilion has a gabled cap and a
second story balcony supported by ornate cast iron brackets. The entrance is a
double leaf door with a semicircular head. The paneled door if framed with
"rope" brick molding. The west facade is also a three bay structure, however,
the windows are offset to the north and align vertically. The first floor has a
one by four bay porch with ornamental columns to support the shallow pitched
hip roof. The north facade has a three story brick ell which was added circa

Luther Loomis originally built the house circa 1844. The house has had many
interior adaptions, but for the most part stands as originally constructed with the
exception of the third floor. Its longest single inhabitant was Henry Loomis, son
of Luther, who lived in the house for over 40 years. Another prominent owner
William J. Van Patten. Van Patten was the mayor of Burlington from
1894-1895, State Senator 1906-1907, and Burlington Park Commisioner from
1903-1911. Clarence White who added the third floor and removed the water
tank later purchased the house in 1939. The grounds of the property once had
elaborate gardens. However, the property was divided into building lots and
North Williams Street was extended. The original property also had a horse
stable, which is now 20 North Williams Street and has been converted to a
private residence. At present the house interior is divided into apartments.
The Loomis Van Patten House
    Burlington, Vermont
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