Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, Bethlehem – Jerry Dougherty
The town of Bethlehem, located in Litchfield County, is in the north central part of the state and contains Bethlehem Village, the town’s historic district. Settled in 1734 and incorporated in 1787, Bethlem, as it was then known, was home to Joseph Bellamy, founder of the first theological school in America. Mainly a farming community until the early 19th century, the town used its abundant water power to operate textile mills, a wagon factory, and a straw hat and bonnet factory. Today Bethlehem is known as Connecticut’s “Christmas Town” and is home to the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden.
The Bellamy-Ferriday House is a three-story, white clapboard house located in the center of Bethlehem, Connecticut. Under the protection of... Read more » …[more]
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