Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stanton often managed this household and her family alone. Her husband, Henry, served in the New York State legislature; a lawyer and reformer, he agitated for the abolition of slavery. Stanton ís father, Daniel Cady, gave this house to his daughter. Under the Married Womenís Property Act of 1848 — a state law that allowed women to retain property received as a gift or inheritance — Stanton owned this property in her own name. She sold it in 1862 when the Stantons moved to New York City.
The house . . . had been closed for some years and needed many repairs, and the grounds were overgrown with weeds. My father gave me a check and said, with a smile, "You believe in womanís capacity to do and dare; now go ahead and put your place in order:"í . . . I set the carpenters, painters, paperhangers, and gardeners at work, built a new kitchen and woodhouse, and in one month took possession.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eighty Years
Erected by Department of the Interior.
Location. 42° 54.775′ N, 76° 47.306′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Washington Street just north of Seneca Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The Stanton home is currently undergoing renovations by the National Park Service. When it was open previously, the interior was very spare, with few displays. 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. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); We Will Accomplish Wonders (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chamberlain House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stanton House: Shaping a Reformer (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanton's Busy World (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Seneca Falls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Ward School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Cleef Lake (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
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