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Lockport in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lockport YWCA Building

 
 
Lockport YWCA Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
1. Lockport YWCA Building Marker
Inscription.  In 1835 this building was built by Gillette Bacon and sold in 1837 to Dr. George Merchant and again sold in 1861 to Abijah Moss. During the Civil War the home served as a refuge for slaves from the South. During World War I, it was the headquarters for Lockport's American Red Cross. The YWCA has owned this property since June 23rd, 1927.

Plaque donated by Historic Lockport, Inc.

 
Erected by Historic Lockport, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkWar, US CivilWar, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1857.
 
Location. 43° 10.11′ N, 78° 41.644′ W. Marker is in Lockport, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of Cottage Street and Walnut Street (New York State Route 31), on the right when traveling south on Cottage Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Cottage Street, Lockport NY 14094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canal Comparisons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Bridge (about 400
Lockport YWCA Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
2. Lockport YWCA Building and Marker
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feet away); W.H. Upson Coal Company Building (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The “Big Bridge” (about 500 feet away); Lockport Municipal Building (about 500 feet away); “Lockport Flight of Five” (about 500 feet away); Upson Park (about 600 feet away); Tour Boat Then & Now (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockport.
 
More about this marker. The marker does not have a formal title.
 
Lockport YWCA Building - Walnut Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
3. Lockport YWCA Building - Walnut Street
Lockport YWCA Building - Cottage Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
4. Lockport YWCA Building - Cottage Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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