James Cannings Fuller Home, Skaneateles, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 42° 56.678 W 076° 26.351
18T E 382588 N 4755671
Quick Description: Fuller, a Quaker, had been an abolitionist in England.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 3:26:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM4MFH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 22

Long Description:

County of Home: Onondaga County.
Date Marker Erected: 1999.
Marker Text:

Site of an
UNDERGROUND
RAILROAD STATION
James Cannings Fuller Home
Noted Abolitionist 1834-1861
He gave to the cause of
freedom for slaves.


Many early residents such as James Canning Fuller came from Great Britain, largely because of the Quaker community here, giving the early village a cosmopolitan tone. Fuller and his wife, Lydia, maintained an active Underground Railroad station at their village home (built 1815, extant at 98 Genesee Street). Fuller was co-founder of the British-American Institute, a Canadian school for fugitive slaves, together with the adjoining settlement of Dawn, near Dresden, Ontario.


If you wish some more reading on the subject: Central New York Freedom Trail

Address:
98 W. Genesee St. (US-20),
Skaneateles, NY USA


Web site: [Web Link]

Site Details: Private

Open to the public?: Private

Name of organization who placed the marker: Skaneateles Historic Marker

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