This Bennett Karen is a Kit home built in 1951 on Center Rd in East Montpelier. Neighbors have heard stories about the parts for it being hauled up from the Montpelier train station. Bennett kept building kit homes quite a bit longer than some of the other kit companies. Sears for instance stopped production in 1941. I was able to visit this house when it was on the market in 2018. While researching the house I kept wondering about the fireplace I saw on the north wall of the living room, which does not match the Karen floor plan. The grandson of the builder said a car had hit the building in the 50s or 60s. Center Rd was closer to the houses on that side at that time before being rebuilt and paved(?) So while they were rebuilding the wall they decided to add that fireplace! The garage and breezeway were added later.