A Connecticut Landmark. The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden embodies the dramatically different passions of two extraordinary individuals. Bethlehem pastor Joseph Bellamy, a renowned leader of the Great Awakening, the emotional religious revival of the 1740s, built the house around 1754. In 1912, wealthy New Yorkers Henry and Eliza Ferriday acquired it as a summer residence. Mrs. Ferriday designed a formal garden with historic roses, peonies, lilacs and other flowers. The Ferriday’s daughter, Caroline cherished the home, recalling that, “In the midst of the delights of Paris, I would stop to wonder ... how the new regale lilies were doing.” She restored the house, furnished it with Litchfield County antiques, and maintained the magnificent garden, refining the property as a breathtaking combination of natural and man-made beauty.