Historical Leaders and Homes of Auburn, NY
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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 Bradley Chapel 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

4. Factories 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

6. Museums

7. Memorials

8. Architecture

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 www.columbianrope.com http://www.courts.state.ny.us/publications/benchmarks/issue6/Courthouse.shtml http://www.findagrave.com http://www.mainspringpress.com/scranton.html http://www.marinelink.com/Story/Columbian+Rope+Continues+to+Hold+Strong+...+After+175+Years-9886.html


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