Clara Barton House

57 Elizabeth Street Dansville, NY


Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2020




"Clara Barton founded the first Red Cross chapter in Dansville on Aug. 22, 1881, at what is now St. Paulís Lutheran Church (and which was recently nominated for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places). The local Red Cross chapter continues a more than 130-year link in the community. The Northern Livingston County Chapter received its charter on July 9, 1917.

"'Today, the Chapter house, donated to the Red Cross in 1949 by the Noyes Family, serves as both an office and a museum. In addition to the historic house and Noyes Family collection of decorative art & antiques, Clara Barton Museum of the American Red Cross contains an archival collection, historic Civil War-era artifacts, and other Red Cross history memorabilia. Come learn about the history of volunterism, the American Red Cross and it founder Clara Barton in the national humanitarian organization's historic Chapter #1 location, Dansville, NY!'"

Quotation from the Discover Dansville page of the Dansville Chamber of Commerce. A link to the document is listed below under "Sources."

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2021: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • February 15, 2021: Added by J.R. Manning