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Jamestown Oak Named to the New York State Historic Tree Registry, the white oak at this site sprouted about 1820 and saw the growth of the community.
Walter Edward Washington 1915 - 2003 Born in Dawson, GA; raised in this neighborhood; graduated JHS 1933, Howard University (law degree) 1948 Director, National Capital Housing Authority 1961-1966 Mayor, Washington, DC 1967-1978
The First Theater Site of Allen's Opera House a frame structure, 100 feet by 60 feet seating up to 1500 Abner E. Allen, proprietor Opened September 3, 1874 Destroyed by fire January 21, 1881
Baker Street Airfield Aviators from WWI and other adventurous men and women became the barnstormers of the 1920s, some of them using this former pasture for air shows and offering rides to the public. This was Jamestown's first airfield.
Here in 1811 James Prendergast built a log house, saw mill and dam, beginning of Jamestown industry. Buildings burned 1812.
Here stood a station of Underground R.R. in which Catherine Harris did heroic service for fugitive slaves.
The Fenton Guards, organized in 1875 by Swedish immigrants, was the local national guard unit which occupied the first armory here in 1888.
First edifice of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamestown was erected in 1830. A plain house 40 by 50 feet.
"The Soldiers' Friend"Governor 1865-1869U.S. Senator 1869-1875
Foreshadowing supermarkets and malls, numerous vendors, often recent immigrants, sold produce, meats and other foods including ethnic specialties from 1913 to 1965.