Luis Suatoni

Our stalwart board member David Kellogg recently installed the attractive sign we received from Underground Railroad Heritage New York assisted by Fayetteville-Manlius High School student Luis Suatoni.  While we had planned on planting the sign parallel to the Gage Home, Luis suggested we angle it to draw visitors from the main (Genesee) Street.  Small suggestion – major difference.David Kellogg and Luis Suatoni

While digging the hole, David and Luis uncovered a fragment of pottery that matches fragments that were uncovered during the construction excavation in 2009, apparently part of a set. The “Florentine” design was made by the British pottery company of John Thomas & Joseph Mayer between 1843 and 1855. The Gages moved to the Fayetteville home in 1854, so it would have belonged to them or a previous tenant, according to Kim Christensen, the archeological consultant.  The treasures from the archeological dig that Kim directed will be on display in our local history room for our grand opening of the Ludwick exhibits.

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