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Historical Markers:
Fox Mansion


On Sunday, October 3, 2021, the Sand Lake Historical Society dedicated the town’s newest roadside historical marker, commemorating the circa 1847 Fox Mansion in
Sand Lake, home of glass manufacturer and one-time State Senator Albert R. Fox. For many, the mansion is also remembered as the home of
Yesteryears Antique Doll Museum from about 1954 to 1972. There were over 40 in attendance, including descendants of the Fox and Averill families,
and other former residents (or their descendants) of the house itself, neighbors and special guests.

Special thanks to Larry Corbett and Gretchen Griesler (and their two children!) for letting us into their home and for agreeing to a marker on their lawn,
and to the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for a grant to fund the marker. Thanks also to the “Pomeroy Committee” (Dee Erickson, Joan Fuess and Andrew Mace),
Sand Lake Town Supervisor Nancy Perry, the Town Highway Department (for setting the pole) and to the Sand Lake Historic Neighborhood Project!

Descendants of Albert R. Fox at the dedication of the Fox Mansion marker, October 3, 2021; Sand Lake Historical Society

Above: Descendants of Albert R. Fox at the dedication of the Fox Mansion marker.

Below (click on photos to enlarge them): Descendants of Lillian Sproule, owner of Yeteryears Antique Doll Museum; the crowd awaits the unveiling;
the moment of unveiling; the Fox Mansion as of 10/3/2021; descendants of James K. Averill, second owner of the Fox Mansion.

/font>Lillian Sproule's granddaughter and great-grandchildren crowd awaiting unveiling of Fox Mansion marker  moment of unveiling of Fox Mansion marker Fox Mansion 10/3/2021  Descendants of James K. Averill, second owner of the Fox Mansion

See also Historical Markers in the Town of Sand Lake

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