Mahady Courthouse


When the Addison County Courthouse required more space, Bread Loaf was selected by the State of Vermont to serve as General Contractor for the new Judge Frank Mahady Courthouse. The building is a modern version of classic New England municipal architecture with pillars framing the entrance, a pediment above and a central cupola atop the roof. The 40,000 square foot facility was constructed behind the existing courthouse. Bread Loaf builders erected the steel framework before the onset of winter then during the following spring completed the interior and the brick and precast concrete exterior.

One of the innovative features of the courthouse is its heating source, a wood-chip boiler. Because this energy system accepts biomass with a wide range of mineral content and moisture content management can shift fuels in response to pricing changes, reducing long-term energy operating costs.