top of page

MEHR Update: Samuel Harrison House, Pittsfield

Listed on Preservation Massachusetts’ 2005 Most Endangered Historic Resources, the Samuel Harrison House in Pittsfield is a great success story. The small, mid-19th century, Greek Revival house with a stone foundation is significant due to its associations to the Rev. Samuel Harrison and the American Abolitionist Movement. Samuel Harrison, an African American clergyman, contributed an important voice to the philosophical and political debate over race relations during the last half of the 19th century. Once threaten with demolition, vandalism, arson, dumping and vagrancy, the Samuel Harrison House is currently undergoing restoration with plans to use it as a house museum. For more information on how you can support the ongoing efforts to save the Samuel Harrison House, visit their website.