The Fugitive Slave Chapel – London, Ontario

The Fugitive Slave Chapel – London, Ontario

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Preserving Black Heritage in London, Ontario: The Fugitive Slave Chapel (1847-1869) by Matthew Beaudoin, Holly Martelle, Nicole Brandon (Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc.), and Darryl Dann (Independent Researcher): First posted to the Society for Historical Archaeology Blog March 25, 2014 The plain, wood framed, vernacular style, residential cottage sitting upon the lot at 275 Thames Street, London, Ontario, was slated for demolition to make way for an expansion of the Aboutown Travel Services parking facilities. After the request for demolition was approved, groups of concerned and aware citizens began protesting and combating the order because they remembered the history associated with the structure; they remembered the building as the Fugitive Slave Chapel. History of the Slave Chapel The area surrounding London has an important, if often forgotten, association with 19th…
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