The Junction House

White River Junction Landmark

Caught Between Eras Discovering the Hotel Coolidge

Colonel Samuel Nutt, a riverboat captain and a Civil War veteran, bought the Grafton House in Enfield, NH. During the mid 1800's, the Grafton House was moved by river to White River Junction.


The Junction House/Hotel Coolidge has been in existence for more than 150 years. It has been in operation since the nineteenth century. During it's existence, it has burned down twice. The first time it burned down was in 1925. In 1930, Col. Nathanial Wheeler installed sprinklers.

Some Pictures of the Junction House and the Present-day Coolidge Hotel

Here is a picture looking towards the Junction House on S. Main Street; which is opposite of the train station.

This is a view of downtown White River. The Junction House is to the left and the train station in the center.

President Coolidge's first visit and stay at the Hotel Coolidge was in the 1920's. He chose the first floor room, Parlor A. This was out of superstition of staying in numbered rooms.

This is a present-day picture of the Hotel Coolidge. It was purchased by David Briggs in 1984. Because of the reconstruction in 1925, the hotel now has 160 guest rooms.

Here is the mural in the Coolidge Hotel. It represents some of Vermont's history. There are two other rooms just like this that represent the history of Vermont. There is the Vermont Room and also the Zollikofer Gallery.


Information coming from the White River Junctions Empire of Flour, Steel and Ambition

Old Picture Coolidge Hotel:

Hotel Coolidge Symbol:

Present Day Picture:

Samuel Nutt gravestone: