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Levi Coffin House


  • Address: 115 N Main St
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum
  • Activity Category: Tour

Built in 1839 and now a National Historic Landmark, this house was owned by Levi Coffin (1798-1877), a Quaker abolitionist. Because of his outstanding role in the operation of the Underground Railroad, Coffin has been termed its "president." It is believed that Coffin and his wife Catharine helped more than 2000 fugitive slaves escape to freedom, using this house as a principal depot. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Levi Coffin Significant name
1827/00/00
1848/00/00

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Particulars for Levi Coffin House:
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Federal Style
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000009
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Federal
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Social history
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1827, 1848
Associated People: Coffin,Levi
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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