Rush R. Sloane House

403 E. Adams Street, Sandusky, Eerie County, Ohio

Built circa 1850, for Samuel W. Torrey who sold it in 1854 to the prominent abolitionist Rush R. Sloane (1828-1908). Sloane made several improvements to his three-story Italian-style villa and decorated its lawns with fountains and statues. But, aside from being just another genteel abode, the Sloane house was a safe house for fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad. From 1923 until 1949, the house was better known as the Sandusky Business College and afterwards it became a nursing home. Having fallen into disrepair, it has recently been superbly renovated. 

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 19/10/2018 and last updated on 20/01/2019.


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