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Talcott Park, Rockville, CT
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North of the downtown, Talcott Park is a small urban park surrounded by homes of the Victorian era. The Talcott family were early mill owners in Rockville. 
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Phineas Talcott House, 1846

Phineas Talcott built this Greek Revival style house in 1846. It faces Talcott Park, formerly a pasture on the Talcott farm. President of the American Mill in Rockville, Talcott was also a Judge of Probate, with his office in the house. 

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George Sykes , 1840-1903
At 14, George Sykes was a carding boy in a woolen mill. By 24, he was in charge of a Vermont mill. He moved to Rockville in 1866. By 1903, he was president of  the Hockanum, New England, and Springville Mills. Under his leadership, Rockville gained a reputation for quality woolen goods. 
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George Sykes House, 1893