Benjamin Long Homestead stays protected year round
29 Nov 2012
Thanks to the City of Tonawanda and Braendel Painting & Services, Inc., the Benjamin Long Homestead has a new coat (of paint) just in time for Christmas. It was not always painted red. In at least one old photo, it appears to be white. Still, we think it looks pretty sharp in red.
Built by Benjamin and Mary Long in 1829. In this home was held the first Sunday School in the Tonawandas. Historic marker erected by the Erie County Sesquicentennial Committee 1971.
Clockwise: Front showing Pennsylvania German double front doors, East end, Historic Marker, Front from Erie Canal, Christmas Tree 2011, Back showing Medina stone foundation.
The Long Homestead is open Sundays, annually, during December decked out for the holidays. Decorations in 2012 featured a number of quilts from the Society’s collection as well as traditional holiday decorations.