Cobblestone Farm House, Canandaigua, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
N 42° 51.805 W 077° 16.899
18T E 313611 N 4748173
Quick Description: This Underground Railroad stop is located on West Lake Road, Canandaigua, NY
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 11:25:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM63PE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
This home is shown on a map of Underground Railroad stops at the Rochester Museum & Science Center exhibit.

The following information was obtained from the referenced website listed below under Uncovering the Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes:

The house was built by Isaac Parish. According to oral traditions, the freedom seekers were transported to the Cobblestone Farm from Naples, many in one of Uncle Billy Marks' horse-drawn hearses. The fugitives were hidden in a secret room in the attic adjacent to the south wall of the house. They were led up to the attic where they walked on loose floorboards around the south chimney through a doorway and into a small room, which was six feet wide and ten feet long. The ceilings were five feet, four inches high at the peak, sloping down to four feet where the ceiling joined the walls. The room would be stifling hot in the summer-it had no windows-and bitter cold in the winter.
3402 West Lake Road
Canandaigua, NY Unites 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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