Orson Ames House

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Orson Ames House
Orson Ames House is located in New York
Orson Ames House
Location 3339 Main St., Mexico, New York
Coordinates 43°27′35″N 76°14′7″W / 43.45972°N 76.23528°W / 43.45972; -76.23528Coordinates: 43°27′35″N 76°14′7″W / 43.45972°N 76.23528°W / 43.45972; -76.23528
Area less than one acre
Built 1935
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001318[1]
Added to NRHP December 04, 2001

Orson Ames House is a historic home located at Mexico in Oswego County, New York, USA. It was built about 1830 and is a single story frame structure with a heavy timber post and beam frame and plank walls. The main block is 36 feet wide and 24 feet deep. A major alteration occurred about 1930 and the kitchen was rebuilt in 1960. In 1851, Orson Ames sheltered at the home the famous fugitive slave William "Jerry" Henry.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

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