Site of James Prendergast's Homestead - Jamestown, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
N 42° 05.765 W 079° 14.456
17T E 645464 N 4661941
Quick Description: A plaque detailing this location as the site of James Prendergast's homestead.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2008 11:18:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM368T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 12

Long Description:
This historic plaque states:

In a small house which stood here, James Prendergast founder of Jamestown lived from 1815 to 1836. Judge Prendergast was born in Pawling, New York, 1764 and died 1846 in Kiantone. To his vision, his enterprise, his Christian character and his many civic bequests the city which he founded owes an everlasting debt.

Erected by the Jamestown Centennial Commission and the State of New York 1927.

History if no Link:
According to Jamestown's city website: In 1815, the village of Jamestown was divided into lots, 50’ by 120’. James Prendergast, who owned almost all the land in the village, settled upon the second lot above Second street on the west side of Main Street in 1815. Here he lived in a simple and plain one and one-half story frame house, until advancing age in 1836 impelled him to move first to Ripley and then to his farm in Kiantone. Judge Prendergast was a man of unusual force and quality of character. Not only did he found the City of Jamestown, but for twenty-five years succeeding that event he fathered the community. Through the trying times of its infancy, it was he who furnished the people with employment, extended an open hand to the needy, furnished the means of education, and fostered religion.

Link to the Homestead: Not listed

Additional Parking or Point of Interest: Not Listed

Structure Type: Not listed

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