Gerrit Smith Estate

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Gerrit Smith Estate
Gerrit Smith Estate Gate.jpg
Gerrit Smith Estate is located in New York
Gerrit Smith Estate
LocationMain Street, Peterboro, New York
Coordinates42°58′3.53″N 75°41′13.52″W / 42.9676472°N 75.6870889°W / 42.9676472; -75.6870889Coordinates: 42°58′3.53″N 75°41′13.52″W / 42.9676472°N 75.6870889°W / 42.9676472; -75.6870889
Architectural styleOther, Mid 19th Century Revival, Federal
NRHP reference #97001386
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 24, 1997[1]
Designated NHLJanuary 3, 2001[2]

Gerrit Smith Estate, in Peterboro, New York, was home to Gerrit Smith, 19th-century social reformer, abolitionist, and presidential candidate, and his wife, Ann Carroll Fitzhugh. The buildings remaining on the property that contribute to its historical significance are the Peterboro Land Office with an attached smokehouse, designated on the National Register of Historic Places on its own, a 19th-century barn, and an adjacent building that was probably the laundry. The rest of the property contains numerous sites of buildings that no longer exist.

Outbuildings on his estate were used as refuges for escaped slaves, on the Underground railway.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2001.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Gerrit Smith Estate". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-01-17.
  3. ^ LouAnn Wurst (September 21, 2001). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Gerrit Smith Estate" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2012-11-02. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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