Finney Barn

Finney Barn (HMRL5)

Location: Detroit, MI 48226 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 19.974', W 83° 2.958'

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Seymour Finney conducted one of the principal passenger depots of the underground railroad in the Detroit area. Finney, a tailor by trade, later became a hotel-keeper, and it was in this capacity that he assisted fugitive slaves in the era prior to 1861. In 1850 he purchased a site where in later years stood the Finney Hotel, and also erected a large barn which he operated along with his tavern. Strongly sympathetic to the abolitionist cause, Finney employed every means to assist escaping slaves across the river into Canada. Detroit was one of the most important "stations" en route to Canada; if a fugitive reached this city, he was comparatively safe. Finney Barn served as a hiding-place for runaways until they could reach the river bank and freedom.
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HM NumberHMRL5
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS0069
Year Placed1980
Placed ByMichigan History Division-Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 331165 N 4688772
Decimal Degrees42.33290000, -83.04930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.974', W 83° 2.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 58.44" N, 83° 2' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)313, 586, 734, 248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 State St, Detroit MI 48226, US
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