By Denis LeDuc
This Victorian Italianate style house sits right at the corner of Utica Road and Dodge Park and is one of only a few buildings in the county on the National Registry of Historical Places. Had it not been for the original owners of the house, William and Sarah Upton, Dodge Park may have never come to fruition.
The interior of the house was built with materials imported from England. The exterior of the Upton House was originally the color of natural red brick, but over the years and renovation efforts, the house is now ivory with green trim. The picture above, taken in 1982, shows ladders used by the painters during one of the early restorations of the house. The hipped roof, tall cupola, double-hung, four-pane windows make the Upton House look like a house right out of an Alfred Hitchcock novel.