“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Chamberlain House

Rescuing the Past

The Chamberlain House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. The Chamberlain House Marker
Inscription. Womens' Rights National Historical Park acquired the Jacob R Chamberlain home in 1996 to develop services for Stanton House visitors.

Later archeological and historic structure investigations revealed that the Chamberlain home, built in 1815, is the oldest remnant of early flour-milling enterprises in Seneca Falls.

Chamberlain’s importance to early village history and his business connections to the Stanton family make the home an important part of this neighborhood, village, and the early women’s rights movement. For more information please contact:
Superintendent, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 or email

Jacob P. Chamberlain lived with his family in this home from 1844 until 1851. Farmer, miller, industrialist, and politician, Chamberlain was one of thirty-two men and sixty-eight women to sign the controversial Declaration of Sentiments at the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention.
Erected by Department of the Interior.
Location. 42° 54.797′ N, 76° 47.295′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Seneca Street and Washington Street, on the right when
The Chamberlain House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. The Chamberlain House and Marker
traveling west on Seneca Street. Click for map. This marker is literally across the street from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton house. You cannot see one from the other, however, due to the steep incline between the two. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stanton's Grassmere (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); We Will Accomplish Wonders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stanton House: Shaping a Reformer (about 300 feet away); Fourth Ward School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mynderse Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Cleef Lake (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Albert Cook Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seneca Falls.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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