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WIVB: New Niagara Falls plaque marks site of Cataract House, a pivotal Underground Railroad landmark

By August 5, 2021August 16th, 2021Museums & Preservation

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new plaque in Niagara Falls marks the spot where a hotel once served as an important stop on the Underground Railroad.

Thursday the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission unveiled the plaque, at the site of the former Cataract House on Buffalo Avenue. The luxury hotel was open from 1825 to 1945 not only catering to tourists but also serving as one of the “most important and significant locations in underground railroad activity.”

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