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The Paddock Mansion - Watertown The Paddock Mansion - The Jefferson County Historical Society Museum. Now a little bit of history: This was formerly the home of Edwin and Olive Paddock. Built between 1876 and 1878 it is in the Eastlake tradition style with Tuscan-Villa and Swiss Chalet elements. It is a 2 1/2 story brick structure on a high basement with a three story tower on the southeast corner. The eaves, gables balconies and front porch are supported by elaborate millwork and chamfered brackets and posts. The downstairs parlors have been restored to their high Victorian appearance complete with furnishings and knick knacks. The society maintains a collection of over 100,000 artifacts including letters, portraits, photographs, American Indian artifacts, militaria, textiles, clothing, farm implements, furniture and automobiles. Outstanding collections include: Victorian costumes once owned by Emma Flower Taylor, the Tyler Coverlet Collection and the Paddock Estate furniture. It contains both Paddock family and local history exhibits spread throughout three floors. Located at 228 Washington Street in Watertown, NY.