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.
Location. 44° 0.013′ N, 72° 7.425′ W. Marker is in Bradford, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 5) and Wrights Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 North Main Street, Bradford VT 05033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies 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); The Bedell Bridge (approx. 4 miles away in New Hampshire); General Jacob Bayley (approx. 6.3 miles away); Jacob Bayley (approx. 6.4 miles away); Nathaniel Niles (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradford.
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