By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

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
Views: 0

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.
Address:
32 Cottage Street
Lockport, NY USA
14094


Web site: [Web Link]

Open to the public?: Private

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

Site Details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Provide an original photo of the building and/or marker, and describe your visit.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Underground Railroad Sites
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.