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Seymour Finney Hotel and Barn

In 1853, Seymour Finney purchased a lot on the corner at Woodward and Gratiot in Detroit and erected a four-story temperance hotel called The Finney Hotel. Nearby, on the Northeast corner of Griswold and State, he built a horse barn that was used to harbor fugitive slaves escaping to Canada. A Michigan Historical site plaque now marks the site of Finney’s Barn.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.