Created By: Ithaca Heritage
The Cooke family came to Ithaca from Virginia in the 1890s. The home has passed from mother to daughter ever since. The house was a stop on the Underground Railroad. African-American men who helped build the Ithaca to Owego railroad in the 1860s also boarded here.
**This tour is from the 2003 printed "The Southside's African-American Heritage Walking Tour" brochure prepared by the Cornell-Ithaca Partnership with research by Leslyn McBean & Ingrid Bauer; modified for PocketSights by The History Center in Tompkins County in 2022. Text is unchanged from the original printing.**
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Southside's African-American Heritage Walking Tour (Historic Brochure Edition 2003)