Starr Clark Tin Shop

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Starr Clark Tin Shop
Starr Clark Tin Shop is located in New York
Starr Clark Tin Shop
Location 3250 Main St., Mexico, New York
Coordinates 43°27′35″N 76°13′43″W / 43.45972°N 76.22861°W / 43.45972; -76.22861Coordinates: 43°27′35″N 76°13′43″W / 43.45972°N 76.22861°W / 43.45972; -76.22861
Area less than one acre
Built 1838
MPS Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001323[1]
Added to NRHP December 04, 2001

Starr Clark Tin Shop is a historic commercial building located at Mexico in Oswego County, New York. It is a two-story wood-framed vernacular building built about 1827 with Federal details. The tin shop measures 24 feet 4 inches (7.42 m) wide and 32 feet (9.8 m) deep, with a 24-foot-4-inch-wide by 25-foot-8-inch-deep (7.42 m by 7.82 m) rear wing. Its owner, Starr Clark, was a widely recognized abolitionist and supporter of the Underground Railroad.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

The Mexico Historical Society has restored the shop and operates it as a museum that highlights its use as a working tin shop and as an hub for the abolition movement.[3]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Helen M. Breitbeck (October 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Starr Clark Tin Shop". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-12-01.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  3. ^ Kathleen Poliquin (November 25, 2012). "New underground railroad museum in CNY to hold open house Dec. 1". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 

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