Photography Battell Block Posted on November 3, 2020January 28, 2021 by Thomas Slatin Battell Block BuildingMiddlebury, Vermont, United StatesOctober 2020Sharing Is Caring...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInRedditMorePrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...Post Navigation Previous PostMakayla At Pine Hill Park Next PostPhotographer Thomas W.P. Slatin Continues “Decade In Review” 15 thoughts on “Battell Block”Building from late 1800s? Like the design.Loading...ReplyThe building itself dates back to 1898. Here is some more information about the history of the building: www.battellblock.com/battell-block-history/Loading...ReplyArt galleries are so posh 😛 Amelia Desertsong recently posted..How Do You Find Your Essential Purpose?Loading...ReplyWhat dies battell mean? is that referring to the building? In ant case this is beautiful. Love the scenery and the vibe overall. Good shot!!!Loading...ReplyI am an old soul so I certainly love the building. The location which is accessible to all and the structure itself.Loading...ReplyCool building. I am pretty sure this building witnessed many things. Tragic and happy memory.Loading...ReplyI have always read about Middlebury, Vermont, United States from novels and magazines but here is the closest look I have ever seen. This is just unique and beautiful.Loading...ReplyJust amazing, is this a residential property? Looks to neat and classy. I love itLoading...ReplyI presume this is an old building. It just looks was build in past model.Loading...ReplyThis building looks in great condition, I’m wondering how old is it.Loading...ReplyThe building looks well put together. But I think it an old building still.Loading...ReplyThis is a perfect shot from you Tom. The picture quality is superb. I really love the output.Loading...ReplyThat’s some fine architecture. Really stylized shot with a beautiful climate.Loading...ReplyLooked up the information about this place, from the link you gave to Richard Woodhouse, and found some information on Joseph Battell, the philanthropist behind the construction of Battell Block.Also read a bit more about the man himself. He REALLY hated automobiles, and as the publisher of “The Middlebury Register”, he filled its pages with every ghastly accident involving them, in an attempt to discourage their use. Furthermore, as a conservationist, he bought the surrounding mountains in the area to preserve them for future generations, although I’ve no real idea how successful his efforts were, at this particular point in time.He sure had a lot of money to help change the world and the lives of others, and regardless about what some may think about him, I do believe that it is a man’s duty to not just find a vocation (as opposed to a job) that fulfills him, but also to become rich in order to serve the community and the world to a greater degree.And I hope that we can all reach that level soon, even though times are a bit tricky right now.Stay safe, Tom. God bless.Loading...ReplyThere is a fantastic story behind the Battle Block, surely we all want to leave a legacy for future generations, and a natural and cultural reserve in the midst of so much industrialization.Loading...ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.