An Edwardian Mansion 1905

Fulford built a 20,000-square-foot Edwardian mansion on the St. Lawrence River. Named Fulford Place  was designed by architect Albert W. Fuller featured grey marble walls quarried from across the river.

 

Hybrid architectural styles parallel that of Richardsonian Romanesasedque style.  This style

was based on 11th century French and English forms which included rounded arches, heavy

masonry with smooth brickwork and ornately carved stone ornaments.

Fulford built a 20,000-square-foot Edwardian mansion on the St. Lawrence River. Named Fulford Place  was designed by architect Albert W. Fuller featured grey marble walls quarried from across the river.

In 1897, George T Fulford approached Albert W Fuller, termed the Dean of Albany NY

and known for designs that were comfortable up to date in the acceptance styles of the day.

By 1899, work was on its way,

 

This 2 1/2 story house with a full basement was constructed of Gouverneur marble.

The marble was transported to the Fulford Estate by sleigh across the St Lawrence

River from Gouverneur New York in the winter of 1898-1899

Ten acres of property was purchased in 1895 by George T Fulford. 

In 1896 George T Fulford approached the Olmsted Brothers, the prestigious 

American firm of landscape architects founded by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.

This firm had been responsible for the design lot Central Park in New York City 

and the Mount Royal Park in Montreal.

 

 

The Olmsted Brothers had a reputation for fitting their design to the natural conditions of the 

site as simply,quite and as harmoniously as possible.

 

 

Family and guests bedrooms take full advantage of the wonderful river view with balconies

overlooking the landscape and St Lawrence River.

 

John Mix of Brockville was hired as the general contractor and J Hoodless of Hamilton 

was responsible for the interior finishes.


 

A wide array of international styles decorate the public rooms on the ground floor, including

the French Rococo style of the drawing room and the dark baronial Italian Renaissance

style of the dining room.

Renowned New York landscapers Frederick and John Olmsted were hired to sculpt the grounds with gardens, statuary and fountain.

Adults – $6

Seniors & Students – $5

Families  – $15

Children 6 and under – free

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