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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 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. 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." 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. 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. 1815: Auburn became an incorporated village. 1848: Auburn received its charter as a city. 1848: Auburn received its charter as a city.

3 Architects John I. Hagaman – Auburns first major architect John I. Hagaman – Auburns first major architect –Cayuga County Courthouse Horatio Nelson White, Horatio Nelson White, –Designed the clock tower in the center of Auburn Julius A. Schweinfurth, 1858 – 1931 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, James C. Stout, –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. 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. 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. 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, : New York State Legislator, Governor of New York (twice), U.S. Senator (NY), Secretary of State for Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. William H. Seward, : New York State Legislator, Governor of New York (twice), U.S. Senator (NY), Secretary of State for Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Cyrus C. Dennis, : First Mayor of the City of Auburn Cyrus C. Dennis, : First Mayor of the City of Auburn Christopher Morgan, : New York Secretary of State , Mayor of Auburn 1860 Christopher Morgan, : New York Secretary of State , Mayor of Auburn 1860 Sereno Payne, : U.S. Congressman for 30 years. Majority Leader Sereno Payne, : U.S. Congressman for 30 years. Majority Leader William Miller Collier, 1867 – 1956: Ambassador to Spain and Chile William Miller Collier, 1867 – 1956: Ambassador to Spain and Chile John Taber, : U.S. Congressman from John Taber, : U.S. Congressman from George R. Metcalf, : State Senator George R. Metcalf, : State Senator Jerome Holland, : Ambassador to Sweden, first African American director of the New York Stock Exchange Jerome Holland, : Ambassador to Sweden, first African American director of the New York Stock Exchange

6 Museums Cayuga Museum of Art and History & Case Research Lab Seward House The Harriet Tubman Home

7 Memorials Willard Memorial Chapel Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

8 Architecture Bradley Chapel at Fort Hill Cemetery St. Marys Church Gothic Architecture

9 Activity Match the description with the local historical leader ___1. Conductor on the Underground RailroadA. Theodore W. Case ___2. Secretary of State for Abraham LincolnB. Edwin D. Metcalf ___3. Founder of Columbian Rope CompanyC. William H. Seward ___4. Womens Rights ActivistD. Harriet Tubman ___5. Scientifically discovered how to put E. Martha Coffin Wright sound on film.

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