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John Armstrong House

The John Armstron House built in 1855, also known as the Mrs. Scales House, named for Armstrong's mother-in-law, Mrs. William Scales who owned the home when Armstrong arrived in Topeka and took up residence there.  The site of the home is significant in the history of the UGRR as a place where those escaping slavery were secreted on their way to freedom in the North and Canada.  Those hidden here were escorted to freedom in the North and Canada on the Jim Lane Trail.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: 429 S. Quincy, Topeka, Shawnee, 66601

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: USPS

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: John Armstrong