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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, Windsor County, VT

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, Windsor County, VT



See also, HAER No. VT-27, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Carriage Roads.
Significance: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the only national park to focus on the conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in the U.S. The park is named for George Perkins Marsh, an environmentalist who grew up on the property, and for Frederick Billings, a conservationist who ran a dairy farm and professionally managed the forest on what was the Marsh farm. Billings's granddaughter Mary French Rockefeller and her husband Laurence continued Billings's forestry and farming practices. In 1983 the Rockefellers established the Billings Farm & Museum to continue the working dairy and to interpret agricultural history and life in rural Vermont to the public. The park was created in 1992 when the Rockefellers donated the property; today (2003) the park consists of the mansion grounds and the surrounding 550-acre forest. (text from park website)
Survey number: HALS VT-1



Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
Marsh, George Perkins
Billings, Frederick
Rockefeller, Mary French
Rockefeller, Laurence S
Dolinsky, Paul D, project manager
Price, Virginia Barrett, transmitter
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Mason, Anne, transmitter
Dilworth, Douglas, landscape architect
Furmanik, Barbara, landscape architect
Hall, Emma, landscape architect
Melrose, Betsy, landscape architect
Williams, Norma, landscape architect


Woodstock (Vt.)43.63311, -72.54119
Google Map of 43.6331052, -72.5411869


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