George Sykes House (1893)

November 30th, 2011 Posted in Houses, Queen Anne, Vernon

At 76 Prospect Street in Rockville (Vernon) is the 1893 mansion built for George Sykes. It was the first in a series of Queen Anne-style homes built for the owners of Rockville‘s textile mills. George Sykes came to America from Britain as a boy and from early on worked his way up in the textile industry. In 1866, at the age of 26, he came to Rockville to manage Hockanum Company mill, of which he was later president.

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  2. By Melody Lake Brown on Jun 25, 2014

    I love the picture and what a treat! He was my great grandfather! I am very proud of him. I am the granddaughter of his daughter Eva Louise Sykes.

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