Liberty Farm

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Liberty Farm
Liberty Farm, Worcester (Worcester County, Massachusetts).jpg
Liberty Farm in 1973
Liberty Farm is located in Massachusetts
Liberty Farm
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°16′50″N 71°51′36″W / 42.28056°N 71.86000°W / 42.28056; -71.86000Coordinates: 42°16′50″N 71°51′36″W / 42.28056°N 71.86000°W / 42.28056; -71.86000
Built 1810
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
MPS Worcester MRA
NRHP Reference # 74002046
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 13, 1974[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974

Liberty Farm is a National Historic Landmark at 116 Mower Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The brick house was built in 1810 in a Federal style. It was added to the National Historic Register in 1974. Abolitionists and suffragists Abby Kelley Foster and Stephen Symonds Foster owned the house from 1847 to 1883 and refused to pay taxes on the house because of Kelley's lack of suffrage.[1][2] Paulina Wright "Alla" Foster was born at Liberty Farm in 1847, the only child that the couple would have.[3] The farm served both as a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves and as a refuge for fellow reformers.[4] Stephen Symonds Foster died at Liberty Farm in 1881.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ NHL Listing info
  3. ^ Worcester Women's History Project. Alla Paulina Wright Foster. Letter from Stephen S. Foster to Abby Kelley Foster, written on August 15, 1850. Retrieved on April 6, 2009.
  4. ^ Sterling, Dorothy (1991). Ahead of Her Time: Abbey Kelly and The Politics of Antislavery. W.W. Norton and Company. p. 3. ISBN 0-393-03026-1. 
  5. ^ New York Times. September 13, 1881. The Late Stephen S. Foster; Sketch of the Veteran Anti-Slavery Worker and Temperance Orator. Retrieved on April 6, 2009.

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Liberty Farm in 2012