Fairlee Bandstand
Built - 1919

Fairlee, Vermont is a quiet rural town with a population of just under 900 people at last count. The town is the site of the beautiful Morey Lake, named for Samuel Morey who sunk his steamboart when he became enrages after Robert Fulton patented his invention. The town is located on the New Hampshire border off I-91 and is the home of Glen Falls and the famous Walker Museum.
The Fairlee Bandstand has been situtated in the center of town on the town common since built in 1919 by Gustav Winship and has been used extensively over the years during many concerts, 4th of July festivities, "Fairlee Days," parades, dedications and other events. The bandstand is considered to be the center of civic pride in the town and is always structurally attended to and decorated with beautiful flowers in the flower boxes surrounding the outside protion of the structure and is a wonderful site upon entering into the town.

Hester Gardner, Curator
Fairlee Historical Society

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