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Wesleyan Chapel (before Aug 2009)
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Remains of the Methodist Wesleyan Chapel that hosted the First Women's Rights Convention in the United States.
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The histrotic remains of the Wesleyan Chapel were stabilzed and opened to the public in 1993.
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The remains of the Wesleyan Chapel consists mainly of two partial side walls and roof beams. Archeology uncovered the buried foundation.
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The historic brick remains of the Wesleyan Chapel walls are stablized by solid blonde-colored bricks, while the roof beams are covered by a modern aluminum roof.
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Wesleyan Chapel with surround wall marking the boundary of the front wall.
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Wesleyan Chapel as seen from the front and corner of Mynderse and Fall Streets, Seneca Falls.
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The State of New York formally recognized the Wesleyan Chapel as an important historical site by placing this sign in 1932.
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Winter is especially harsh on the exposed historic fabric of the Wesleyan Chapel. Park Management is exploring alternatives to further protect this important structure which helps us connect to the two-day First Women's Rights Convention.
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Only two of the original four walls remain.
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The original roof beams and sheathing aresaved and protected under a modern metal cover.
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The historic mulit-colored original brick is stabilized by the new addition of solid blonde-colored brick.
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The fragile interior historic brick walls, plaster, and foundation stones of the Weslyen Chapel are especially volnerable to the effects of weather.
60th Anniversary Plaque
In 1908 the children and supporters of the First Women's Rights Convention returned to the historic site and placed this bronze plaque.