Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House

143 Ontario Street, one block from Niagara Street ~ Lockport, NY

The Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House is a National Register Home built in 1824 by Col. William Bond; it was the first brick home in Lockport. The house was then owned by Erie Canal advocate Jesse Hawley and occupied over the years by various owners.

The home came into the possession of the Chase family in 1887 and remained in that family until 1968. The Chase family were relatives of Salmon P. Chase, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The house is furnished primarily in the 1820′s Empire period.

Group tours can be scheduled by appointment by calling the History Center at (716) 434-7433. Since this house is completely and fully furnished, special arrangements must be made if your school class wishes to tour.

WELCOME THE HOLIDAYS AT “A WINTER’S FEST EVE” – Thursday, Dec. 3 – 6:00-8:30 pm

Plan to enjoy Victorian warmth and elegance at the Bond/Hawley House on “A Winter’s Fest Eve,” Thursday, December 3, from 6-8:30 p.m. We invite everyone to visit and share our holiday décor, refreshments and music, all in the 19th-century holiday spirit.

Each room will be decorated to offer the nostalgic atmosphere of Christmas in an early Canal-era family home. The exhibit is co-curated by Becky and Gloria Pittler, whose talent and enthusiasm bring the Bond House to life with a warm holiday glow that will make all feel right at home.

Come in for homemade cookies and hot mulled cider, children’s activities and tours. The duo of Lucas Herman and Sheryl Bates will entertain with seasonal music throughout the evening. We encourage families with children age eight and up to attend. Reservations are not necessary – just stop by! We look forward to getting an early start to the holiday season together.

You can also see the Bond House holiday exhibit from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday from December 5-19. Donations are accepted. We can also offer tours at this time for groups of eight or more by reservation.  Please call (716) 434-7433.





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