In the beginning
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1. Historical Leaders and Homes of Auburn, NY Founded 1793
2. In the beginning… 1793: Col. John L. Hardenbergh, a veteran of the American Revolution, founded Auburn
Hardenbergh built the first mill on the Owasco Outlet, which fostered the growth of the community.
1805: Originally known as "Hardenbergh's Corners," soon after the name was changed to "Auburn."
1806: Col. Hardenbergh dies. His remains and those of his wife are in Auburn's Fort Hill Cemetery, in the Mount Hope Section.
1815: Auburn became an incorporated village.
1848: Auburn received its charter as a city.
3. Architects John I. Hagaman – Auburn’s first major architect
Cayuga County Courthouse 1833-1836
Horatio Nelson White, 1814-1892
Designed the clock tower in the center of Auburn
Julius A. Schweinfurth, 1858 – 1931
Thomas Mott Osborne home
James Street School (now the site of Auburn Post Office Building)
James C. Stout, 1843 -1901
Willard Memorial chapel/Welch classroom
The Auburn Button Works Factory
Auburn Post Office building
Wegman Piano Factory, 1882: Owned and operated by the Henry Wegman family. The company was a division of the Estey Piano Corporation.
The Auburn Button Works, early 1900’s: This produced test pressings to Berliner, pressed Zon-O-Phone discs, and an endless supply of custom labels for the International Record Company.
Columbian Rope Company, 1903: Founded by Col. E.D. Metcalf. Col. Metcalf would use his bailer twine operation as leverage to get into the rope industry.
5. Early Politicians William H. Seward, 1801-1872: New York State Legislator, Governor of New York (twice), U.S. Senator (NY), Secretary of State for Presidents Lincoln and Johnson.
Cyrus C. Dennis, 1806-1866: First Mayor of the City of Auburn
Christopher Morgan, 1808-1877: New York Secretary of State 1848-1852, Mayor of Auburn 1860
Sereno Payne, 1843-1912: U.S. Congressman for 30 years. Majority Leader
William Miller Collier, 1867 – 1956: Ambassador to Spain and Chile
John Taber, 1880-1965: U.S. Congressman from 1922-1962
George R. Metcalf, 1914-2002: State Senator
Jerome Holland, 1916-1985: Ambassador to Sweden, first African American director of the New York Stock Exchange
9. Activity Match the description with the local historical leader
___1. Conductor on the Underground Railroad A. Theodore W. Case
___2. Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln B. Edwin D. Metcalf
___3. Founder of Columbian Rope Company C. William H. Seward
___4. Women’s Rights Activist D. Harriet Tubman
___5. Scientifically discovered how to put E. Martha Coffin Wright
sound on film.
10. Sources http://www.cayuganet.org/forthill/hardenbergh/hardenbergh.html