Alfred B. Field House, Canandaigua, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
N 42° 53.533 W 077° 16.725
18T E 313934 N 4751365
Quick Description: This home was a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 11:19:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM63PC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 9

Long Description:
This home is shown as part of the Underground Railroad in this area of New York at the Rochester Museum and Science Center Underground Railroad Exhibit.

The following passage was obtained from the Seneca County History website, which is referenced below:

This graceful two-story frame house with mansard roof and detailed ornamental trim was, according to oral traditions, a station on the Underground Railroad routes for both Rochester and Pultneyville. In emergencies, the fugitive slaves descended through a trap door in the dining room to a dry cistern in the basement. The trap door was near the north wall of the dining room and was covered by the dining room table. Most of the escaped slaves arrived in Canandaigua either from Naples (probably with a stopover at the Cobblestone Farm) or from Geneva on their way to Canada.
104 Gibson Street
Canandaigua, NY United States

Web site: [Web Link]

Site Details: Private Residence

Open to the public?: Private

Name of organization who placed the marker: Not listed

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