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THE GAMMON HOUSE

BUILT IN 1850

The Gammon House was built in 1850 — the same year that the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 imposed six months’ imprisonment and a massive $1,000 fine on any person aiding a runaway slave by providing food or shelter.

The Gammon House is one of only three existing Ohio “stops” on the Underground Railroad owned by a free person of color.

Message from Springfield Ohio’s Native Son

John Legend

Gammon House Underground Railroad Marker Dedication

Friends and Supporters of Gammon House gathered on Saturday, September 19, to officially unveil and dedicate it’s Historical Underground Railroad Plaque.

The Springfield High School Class of 1955 made a generous contribution towards the historical UGRR Marker.

Street Signal Quilt Project

Springfield Promise Neighborhood and Springfield Metropolitan Project Choice partnered together with youth from the area to kick off the first phase of the Gammon House place-making implementation. They created a Street Signal Quilt design that was painted at the intersection of Center and Clark Streets. This simple mural represents some of the secret codes believed to have helped guide runaway slaves North. In addition, it signals a special place in the city where all should take notice!

Rotary Club of Springfield Gifts Accessible Ramp to Gammon House

To commemorate 100 years of Services to People with Disabilities in Clark County, the Rotary Club of Springfield have gifted an Accessible ramp to The Gammon House. Ground was broken on Tuesday, September 29, for the construction of a concrete accessible ramp. This exceptional gift provides inclusion for children and adults with disabilities to experience The Gammon House and learn its rich history as a safe house on the Underground Railroad in Ohio.

Work continues on the accessible ramp at the Gammon House

Ferncliff Civil War Monument Installation

JUNETEENTH?... THE HISTORY & OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION

UPCOMING

EVENTS

This project is a collaboration between the Ferncliff Cemetery Board and Gammon House, Inc…

A monument recognizing 139 United States Colored Troops (USCT) buried in Ferncliff Cemetary…

Please join us at the Gammon House, 620 Piqua Place in Springfield, Ohio during our annual observance of Juneteenth

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