William H. Seward House

33 South St., Auburn, New York

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Description 

Seward served as Governor (1839-43) and U.S. Senator from New York (1848-61), emerging as a leading antislavery figure in the Whig, and later, Republican Parties. As Secretary of State (1861-69), he negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia (1867). This house was his permanent residence from 1824 until his death in 1872. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000504
NR name
Seward, William H., House
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1824; 1872
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Tags 

19th Century (36,804)
Auburn, New York (18)
Brick (42,459)
Built 1824 (100)
Built during 1820s (1,802)
Cayuga County, New York (72)
House (27,022)
National Historic Landmark (2,195)
New York (5,953)
Private owner (54,396)
Sandstone (4,862)
Stone (26,162)
William Seward (1)