Finney Barn
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jagman714
N 42° 19.958 W 083° 02.982
17T E 331132 N 4688743
Quick Description: The Finney Barn marker is at the NE corner of State & Griswold sts. Detroit,Mi.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2006 2:13:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 50

Long Description:
Seymour Finney conducted one of the principal passenger depots of the underground railroad in the Detroit area. Finney, a tailor by trade, later became a hotel-keeper, and it was in this capacity that he assisted fugitive slaves in the era prior to 1861. In 1850 he purchased a site where in later years stood the Finney Hotel, and also erected a large barn which he operated along with his tavern. Strongly sympathetic to the abolitionist cause, Finney employed every means to assist escaping slaves across the river into Canada. Detroit was one of the most important "stations" en route to Canada; if a fugitive reached this city, he was comparatively safe. Finney Barn served as a hiding-place for runaways until they could reach the river bank and freedom.
Historical Name: Seymour Finney

Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: 69

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

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