Marble Inn – Fair Haven, Vermont

Two white houses on the village green of Fair Haven, Vermont, are tributes to the state’s marble and slate industries that look like frosted wedding cakes. The Marble Inn was a house built by Ira C. Allen in 1867, Allen was an early investor in the states marble and slate industries and was the grandson of famous Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen. The house was built in the Italianate style that was popular at the time, and both were built by the architect A.C. Hopson from nearby Whitehall, New York. Their distinctive glow comes from a creamy white marble with just a tinge of green, all from the quarries 15 miles to the east in Rutland. The house is currently an Inn.