Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House
The Bond 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. Since this house is completely and fully furnished, special arrangements must be made if your class wishes to tour this home.
The Bond House is open on weekends from June-December featuring two major exhibits. Details, including dates and hours, will be announced this spring.
Bond House docents guide visitors and offer information on the home’s history. The Bond House’s long and busy season requires many volunteer docents to welcome and assist our guests. Our staff and experienced docents provide all training. If you can help, please call the History Center at 434-7433.