Friday, August 21, 2009

Henry S. Lane Place

The Lane Place was home to Henry S. Lane and his wife Joanna. The building was originally a log cabin, but it had several additions made to it, so that became a very large house by the standards of its day. The Lanes were a wealthy family and had their piano and several large mirrors shipped to the house from the East Coat. The shipping cost of their piano was equal to its retail price. Lane served as a senator during the Civil War. He was against slavery although he disagreed on tactics with most abolitionists. My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Lane family and area history, so you should be able to learn everything you want from a visit.

  • Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children
  • Guided tour of the house
  • Free parking is available on the surrounding streets

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