Wood from Susan B Anthony's house used for Habitat for Humanity home

Updated: October 22, 2020 07:29 PM
Created: October 22, 2020 06:36 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A part of Susan B. Anthony's heritage will live on at a house that was funded by women and built by women.

Thursday Flower City Habitat for Humanity incorporated historic wood from Anthony's favorite horse chestnut tree into the façade of the 16th Women Build home on Jay Street.

Women Build is a program that's part of Habitat for Humanity.

Each year in Rochester, groups of women combine fundraising efforts and volunteer build days to make another habitat home possible. 

"I have seen for myself over the many years that I've been working with habitat, women become much more self-confident because of the experiences they have building houses I've seen them really become empowered," volunteer Pamela Bradley said.

The wood from the 150-year-old tree was donated by the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.

It will serve as the base for the home's address numbers.

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