Cuffe, Paul, Farm

1504 Drift Rd., Westport, Massachusetts

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Description 

Cuffe, a self-educated African-American, became a prosperous merchant and ship owner. A Quaker, he pioneered in the struggle for minority rights in the 18th and early 19th centuries and was active in the movement for Black resettlement in Africa. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974
Reference number
74000394
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government; Religion
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1759; 1817