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John Aspinwall House

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Jacob F. Wieners, Jr


Built by sea captain John Aspinwall in 1762, the home was used as headquarters for British officers during the American revolution, and as a station on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. A secret tunnel connected the property with the Bowne house just a few blocks away. It was demolished in the early 1950s.
Unknown Material On Plate Glass Safety Film Gelatin Silver Print
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