Crowell Park | George Crowell & 'The Household'

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  • George Crowell - Household magazine


The entrepreneurial George Crowell (1836 -1916), a rags to riches tycoon along the lines of another early Brattleboro trailblazer, Jacob Estey, helped shape the identity of the town of Brattleboro. He founded 'The Household', forerunner to Ladies Home Journal, and one of the nation's first 'women's' magazines' . He built 'Highland Park' and the reservoir within it which his Brattleboro Waterworks company ran to bring water to the town. He built the elegant 'Fresh Air House' where kids came from the city in summers to romp on the delightful woodlands we today call Chestnut Hill. Crowell Park bears his name, but the magnificent mansion he built and lived in there is long gone. He is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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Research/Script/Narration: Rolf Parker-Houghton

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The Crowell Lot, Western Avenue, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, United States

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  • <p>The Household 1888 - Crowell</p> <p>The Household 1888 - Crowell</p>
  • <p>George Crowell</p> <p>George Crowell</p>
  • <p>Pond at Crowelll Park - courtesy Brattleboro Historical Society</p>