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Bacon-Merchant-Moss House - Lockport, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 43° 10.113 W 078° 41.645
17T E 687440 N 4782113
Quick Description: Historic Bacon House, a safe house on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2016 4:36:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMRJQW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
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Long Description:
The building was built by Gillette Bacon in 1835, then sold to Dr. George Merchant in 1837. In 1861, the house was again sold, this time to Abijah Moss, a prominent female banker, and known abolitionist. It served as a safe house on the Underground Railroad for the duration of the Civil War.

It served as headquarters for the Red Cross in Lockport during WWI. The YWCA has owned the property since 1927.
32 Cottage Street
Lockport, NY USA

Web site: [Web Link]

Open to the public?: Private

Name of organization who placed the marker: Historic Lockport Inc.

Site Details: Not listed

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