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Wesleyan Chapel, 126 Fall Street (State Route 5 & 20), Seneca Falls, Seneca County, NY

Wesleyan Chapel, 126 Fall Street (State Route 5 & 20), Seneca Falls, Seneca County, NY

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Built by the Wesleyan Methodists in 1843, the Wesleyan Chapel has undergone a number of renovations including the raising of the roof (ca.1872) several additions (ca. 1872, 1890, 1948) and the resulting removal of original walls. The Chapel is most important historically as the site of the first Women's Rights Convention, held on July 19-20, 1848. The gathering was convened to advance the rights of women and represents the beginnings of the movement for women's equality in the U.S...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-416
Survey number: HABS NY-6304
Building/structure dates: 1843 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1872 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1890 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1948 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 80000361

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Wesleyan Methodist
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Location

Seneca Falls (N.Y.)42.91062, -76.79662
Google Map of 42.9106219, -76.7966215
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Library of Congress
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