Burlington’s Historic Hedge Building to Have New Life

Vacant Building to be Converted into Offices and Apartments

Posted by CC on July 21st, 2008 7:44 am

The historic Hedge Building in downtown Burlington will be rehabilitated into offices and apartments by its new owner, Becky Anderson – a local businesswoman. Much of the commercial space will be occupied by Berthel Fisher FInancial Services. According to Anderson, the cost of rehabilitation will be around $500,000. The building, built around 1880, is known for its ornate facade, including stone cornices, entablatures, and pediments. Burlington native Thomas Hedge built the structure after an 1879 fire destroyed the Lawrence Hotel. He hired local architect Charles Dunham to design the high-style Victorian storefront. The rehabilitation will be done by Burlington’s Metzger Johnson Architects.

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