Crews will begin work on renovations to the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony in Adams, Mass., which was purchased by Rochester-area pro-life advocate Carol Crossed.
A rendering of the site released by the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum’s board of directors, shows a white house with mustard-colored trim, a period fence and restored windows. Workers also will demolish later additions to restore the Quaker federal dwelling to it original look. The architect is Norbert Hausner of NH Architects of Rochester, who is working with James Leitch of Westall Architects in Williamstown, Mass. John Burke Construction of Adams, Mass., will manage the reconstruction.
Anthony, a Quaker, helped found the women’s rights movement and the Women’s Suffrage Association. She spoke out for abolition of slavery and for temperance. Her newspaper, The Revolution, carried articles admonishing abortion, unfair labor practices and the lack of ownership of property by women. She lived in the house until she was 7 years old.
Other local board of director members include Kathy Peters and Colleen Kelly Spellecy, both of Waterloo. The museum is seeking an executive director.