West Seneca Historical Society Museum

919 Mill Road
West Seneca, NY 14224

716-674-4283
West Seneca Historical Society Museum, you are standing in an original Lower Ebenezer Society house built around 1850. The four-paneled front door (although modified with a Plexiglas window pane) and large metal lock are original and distinctive to the Ebenezers. The two bedrooms upstairs and two rooms downstairs (living room, hall, and office area) form the actual home that stood at 623 Main Street (across from the Ebenezer United Church of Christ). We believe the plank wood floors in the bedroom are also original to the building. The house is typical of the most common interior plan used by the Ebenezers: a hallway straight through the middle of the building both up and downstairs. This particular dwelling was divided into two apartments each consisting of a bedroom and sitting room. The same entrance was shared by both. The two Ebenezer families who lived here were the Zuber and Burgy families. You might find it interesting that there were no kitchens in Ebenezer homes. Meals were cooked by the women and girls in communal kitchen houses that were scattered throughout the community. There were no individually-owned houses. They were built and solely owned by the Ebenezer Society. The Society provided the houses as lodgings for the families.
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