The Loomis Van Patten House is located at the corner of Pearl Street and
North Williams (380 Pearl Street). 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 1939.

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 was
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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                           William James Van Patten, Mayor

   Born: 09SEP1848 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin
   Lived: Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT
   Died: 13FEB1920 in New York City, NY (on a business trip)
Politician, William James Van Patten of Vermont also had a "Summer
Camp" on Lake Champlain in 1896.