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Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted August, 2011

Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of St. Catharines
On the northeast corner of Geneva Street and North Street
1 block south of Welland Avenue


Coordinates: N 43 09.914 W 79 14.411

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Plaque Text

Salem Chapel, built in 1855, was an important centre of 19th-century abolitionist and civil rights activity in Canada. Harriet Tubman, the famous Underground Railroad "conductor", lived near here from 1851 to 1858 and is traditionally associated with Salem Chapel. Many of those aided to freedom became church members and put down roots in the local community. The auditory-hall design typifies the style associated with the Underground Railroad-related churches in Ontario.


Other plaques at this location
Harriet Ross Tubman c.1820-1913
Harriet Tubman (c.1822-1913)

Related Ontario plaques
Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913)
The Underground Railroad in Canada
The African Methodist Episcopal Church of Oro
R. Nathaniel Dett Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church
The Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
Otterville African Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery

Related Toronto plaque
African Methodist Episcopal Church

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