The silent bandstand at Fuller Park on a late January afternoon.
Toward the southwest corner of Brattleboro, in the center of what was and is known as Esteyville, is a small and somewhat forgotten park. Situated on a triangular lot at the intersection of Estey, Pleasant, and Chestnut Streets, Fuller Park holds a worn bandstand, an empty flagpole, a tired bench, and a half-dozen shade trees. The town’s Grand List has it pegged at .19 acres and the official address is 115 Estey Street; it’s right across the road from the diminutive Esteyville Schoolhouse, another municipal property from another time, but still in use.
The Town of Brattleboro’s facilities map shows the Esteyville properties west of Canal Street.
Also known as the Esteyville Park or Esteyville Common, its heritage as the bequest of Levi K. Fuller to the residents of the neighborhood has faded. A Google search for Fuller Park…
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