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Metroparks is partnering with the City of Sylvania and Friends of the Lathrop House to renovate a home that once housed fleeing slaves using the Underground Railroad to make their way to freedom in Canada. The house is located at the city's Harroun Park on Main Street. Renovations to the exterior of the home are complete and interior work is about to begin.

 

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Project Update: First Look At Restored Basement
Project Update: First Look At Restored Basement
 

Photo: K. LaVerne Redden talks about the basement during a public open house. Click a photo to open a gallery.

September 22, ... (more)

 
About The Lathrop House
About The Lathrop House
 

The Lathrop House and the Underground Railroad in Northwest Ohio


Researched and Written by Patrick T. Johnston, ... (more)

 
The House And Restoration
The House And Restoration
 

In the 1830s, Toledo merchant Elkanah Briggs came to Sylvania and purchased a parcel of land on Maumee Road (now S. Main Street) from Elijah ... (more)

 
Lucian B. Lathrop
Lucian B. Lathrop
 

Lucian Bonaparte Lathrop was born in Royalton, Vermont on July 18, 1800. He lived there with his parents John and Azubah, until he married Pamelia ... (more)

 
Underground Railroad In Sylvania Part I
Underground Railroad In Sylvania Part I
 

Early in its history, Sylvania, Ohio, proved itself a city friendly to African Americans and strongly opposed to the institution of slavery. In ... (more)

 
Underground Railroad In Sylvania Part II
Underground Railroad In Sylvania Part II
 

The Harroun family came to Sylvania in 1834. The descendants of David Harroun relate that he used a clever trick employed by many conductors on ... (more)

 
Lathrop House Notes & Sources
 
 
 
 
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