Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
When the Wesleyans moved to a new church in 1872, no one thought to preserve the site of this historic convention. Subsequent owners raised the roof, built multiple additions to the front and rear, and remodeled the interior many times. Over the years, the Chapel housed stores, a public hall, an opera house, a movie theater, and several car dealerships. In 1961, it became home to the Seneca Falls Laundromat.
When the National Park Service acquired it in 1985, all that remained of the original Chapel were portions of the two side walls and roof. Research produced only scattered evidence of the Chapel's original appearance, making an accurate historic restoration impossible. ."
In 1987, the Park Service held a national competition to select a design for the site that both preserved the remains of the Chapel and appropriately recognized its historic and
Erected by Department of the Interior.
Location. 42° 54.629′ N, 76° 47.961′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Fall Street just west of Water Street, on the right. Touch for map. 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. The Historic Business District (here, next to this marker); First Convention For Woman’s Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); First Woman’s Rights Convention (within shouting distance of this marker); Onward to the Vote (within shouting A Courageous Call for Equal Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village of Seneca Falls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 344 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.