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David Ruggles House

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.

 

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