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Edgemont Inn - Harriet Beecher Stowe House

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The Edgemont Inn is a 2-story gray painted brick building on the corner of Gilbert and Foraker Ave. This former Beecher Homestead was the home of Rev. Dr Lyman Beecher (1775-1863). His family included Harriet Beecher Stowe and it is reasonable to assume that she received some of her anti-slavery sentiments in this house where prominent abolitionists came to visit. Among them was Levi Coffin, "President" of The Underground Railroad, whose residence was around the corner on 3131 Wehrman Ave. This structure was completed in 1833 to house the president of Lane Seminary, founded in 1830. Dr. Beecher was the first president of the seminary. Harriet Beecher Stowe's first two children, twins Eliza and Harriet, were born in the house in 1836.
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