Benjamin Lundy House

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Benjamin Lundy House
Benjamin Lundy House.jpg
Front of the house
Benjamin Lundy House is located in Ohio
Benjamin Lundy House
Location Mount Pleasant, Ohio
Coordinates 40°10′29″N 80°48′14″W / 40.17472°N 80.80389°W / 40.17472; -80.80389Coordinates: 40°10′29″N 80°48′14″W / 40.17472°N 80.80389°W / 40.17472; -80.80389
Built 1820
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001537
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 30, 1974[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

The Benjamin Lundy House is a National Historic Landmark in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. It was home in 1820 to abolitionist Benjamin Lundy, where he established the influential antislavery newspaper The Genius of Universal Emancipation, one of the first antislavery publications in the United States.

As of late 2009 the three-story house stands in extreme disrepair. Ivy is degrading the original masonry, as well as rotting the wooden window and door frames. The interior has also degraded due to disuse and lack of maintenance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Benjamin Lundy House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

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