Park-McCullough is one of New England’s finest, most significant, and best-preserved Victorian Mansions. It is an important example of a country house in the Second Empire Style and incorporates architectural features of the Romantic Revival style that was popular at the time. Yet, to a great extent, the Estate retains the integrity and impact of its original design.
Built in 1864-65 by attorney and entrepreneur Trenor Park, the “Big House” as it was fondly referred to, was designed by Henry Dudley, a prolific New York architect of the famous firm Diaper and Dudley. The Park’s eldest daughter Eliza Hall “Lizzie” Park, married John G. McCullough, another lawyer and one of her father’s business associates in California. After Park died in 1882, Lizzie bought out her siblings’ interest in the house. Lizzie and her husband, Vermont Gov. John McCullough made extensive renovations to the house in 1889-90, mainly to entertain President Benjamin Harrison when he visited Bennington
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