Bradford in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Hooker Family House
Albert F. Colburn commissioned George P. Loveland & Co to construct this high-style Queen Anne house in 1891 on land subdivided from the estate of Deacon Oliver Hardy. Colburn was the proprietor and treasurer of Wait's River Paper Company, organized in 1886. In 1894, the house was purchased by Joseph E. Sleeper, section foreman for the Passumpsic Railroad. Michigan's 29th governor Albert E. Sleeper, a Bradford Academy graduate, sold the property in 1934 to Burnside H. Hooker. A descendant of the "Father of Connecticut" Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hooker started railroading at age 16 as a brakeman, becoming an agent at Orleans and Ryegate before moving to Bradford in 1914 to act as Boston & Maine R.R. station master. B.H. Hooker retired in 1955.
Erected 2017 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 44° 0.013′ N, 72° 7.425′ W. Marker is in Bradford, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 North Main Street, Bradford VT 05033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bradford Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Bradford World War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Bradford Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N. (approx. half a mile away); Bradford (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bradford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Haverhill Corner Historic District (approx. 3.8 miles away in New Hampshire); Haverhill World War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradford.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.