The Society documented the dwelling in 2005 for the National Park Service as the only surviving UGRR station house on the Eastern Shore. It was then placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The UGRR network that operated here was run by Quakers and free blacks from the 1840s until 1858when shut down by a mob from Dorchester.
The current owner now desires to make the dwelling available to the public, but needs alternative housing while improvements are made. The Society invited him to temporarily live in our recently restored Miller’s House at Linchester where, in exchange, he will improve the kitchen and watch the Mill while he restores his nearby historic UGRR “safe house”.
This 19th century photo will assist restoration of this documented UGRR station house near Preston.