Louella Kittell

St. Albans Historical Society
St. Albans Historical Society

Time Period

1910-1940

Subject Categories

Education

Notable Facts

Taught for fifty years in North Calais and St. Albans. Founded Kittell's Guest House in 1935, a local boarding house.

Personal Information

Date of Birth

05/22/1897

Date of Death

06/27/2001

Primary Residence

St. Albans

Historical Significance

Louella Kittell was born on May 22,1897 in Sheldon Junction, Vermont. In 1904, at the age of 7, she moved to St. Albans City with her mother and sisters where she lived for the rest of her life. Louella attended UVM, where she graduated with a degree in Education. After college, she went into teachers training in Swanton. Her daily ride to Swanton on the streetcar cost 10 cents.

Her first teaching assignment, in 1917, was in North Calais, where she taught all grades for nine years. She then became principal in Derby. After returning to St. Albans, she finished her 50-year teaching career, teaching 7th grade for 41 years, in the building that is now the home of the St. Albans Museum.

While teaching, she started Kittell's Guest House in 1935, a local boarding house, with her mother and sisters, which she continued to run to the age of 100.

Occupations

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Founder of a Kittell's Guest House

Education

  • Degree in Education from University of Vermont

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • St. Albans Museum Link

  • Kittell Scholarship Link

  • Senate Resolution Honoring Kittell on her 100th Birthday Link

  • St. Albans, Franklin County Driving Tour Link