Folklore & Frost: Legends of Early Downtown Watertown
On The DVD:
The Paddock Mansion: Olive Paddockï¾�s pride and joy. She donated the house to the Jefferson County Historical Society upon her death in 1922. Some say she still keeps a caring eye upon the house.
The Paddock Arcade: Built by Loveland Paddock in 1850 following the Great Fire of 1849. It is the oldest operating mall in the United States.
Public Square and the Great Fire of 1849: The fire destroyed nearly 100 buildings. Practically the whole business section of the city had been wiped out. Among the losses were two of the cityï¾�s hotels, three banks, the post office, over 30 stores, and the old Trinity Church on Court Street.
Court Street Lot: Learn the tragic story of Mr. and Mrs. Whittlesey, who let their greed get the better of them.
Liberty Mall: Discover the site of the first village graveyard, and what happened to it. Have all the bodies been removed or are some still at rest ï¾� perhaps underneath the parking lot?
Countyï¾�s First Courthouse and Jail: Located in the triangle formed by Court, Massey, and Coffeen Streets. Learn the fate of axe murderer Henry Evans, sentenced to ï¾�hang by the neck until dead."
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