47 Florence Road was the first building of the Northampton Water Cure. Here David Ruggles lived and worked from 1845 until his death in 1849. Originally situated on Spring Street (#7 on the map) the house was moved to this location around 1851. William Wright, a fugitive slave lived here. Hannah Randall, an African American operative at the water cure, bought the house in 1856. She lived here until her death in 1882.