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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 Auburns 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 1900s: 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. Womens 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