Several rooms on the first floor have the original furniture on display. The widely traveled Paddocks purchased many items during their travels including intricate Asian furniture. One of the rooms is devoted to the military where they have a tumbler that was used to draw draft board numbers. In the basement there is an incredible display of water wheels and other machinery. Water and the power from them is what put Watertown on the map. I was more interested in the early American kitchen. On the second floor one area is devoted to F. W. Woolworth who started the 5
There is a lovely English garden behind the house, a log cabin, the Pink School House, and a carriage house with a 1910 Babcock car which was made in Watertown. It was considered one of the finest cars at the time. The Babcock car came in various models including runabouts, touring cars and limousines.
Just a short walk down the street is the Paddock Arcade built in
1850. It is the oldest, continuously operating covered shopping mall in the United States. Paddock was inspired by the famed Beauharnais Arcade in Paris. Today there are several unique shops and restaurants.
park is famed by those looking for a cosmic reenergizing due to the park’s Ley lines. Some people believe that Ley lines are invisible veins of energy when can improve one’s health and wellbeing.
On my list to visit the next time I am in Watertown is the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum. In order to visit one needs to have valid DoD identification or complete and submit a form on their web site ahead of time. When approved passes will be available at the gate.