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Stowe Village: Surrounding Sights and Scenery
Take a tour of the charming Vermont neighborhood of the HGTV Dream Home 2011.
Shaw's General Store on Main Street
Shaw's General Store was an outbuilding of the Mt.
Mansfield Hotel. The circa 1869 building housed the bowling alley. It survived the fire of 1889 but was then split lengthwise, moved to Main Street and reassembled.
For several years, it housed two stores. In 1895, H. E. Shaw took
possession of the entire building and opened his general store, which is family owned and operated today. A close look at
the second floor above the "O" on the sign will show a bullet hole. One
evening in 1922, startled by a loud noise, Mr. Shaw looked out his
parlor window to see what had happened. Robbers had blown the Post
Office safe, across the street in the Akeley Memorial Building. Leaving
the scene, a robber shot at Mr. Shaw, fortunately missing him, but the
bullet went through the wall, lodging in the piano.