Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House
143 Ontario Street, one block from Niagara Street ~ Lockport, NY–Fall Hours (September & October): Saturday & Monday, 1-4 pm. Closed Labor Day.
The Bond/Hawley House is now closed until “A Winter’s Fest Eve,” Thursday, Dec. 5. Please join us that evening from 6-8:30 pm as we welcome the holiday season with a fully decorated house, holiday music and treats. The house will also be open on the following Saturdays in December – Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 1-4 pm. Donations are always accepted. We will be happy to schedule tours for groups of 8 or more by reservation for a small admission fee. Please call (716) 434-7433.
This National Register Home built in 1824 by Col. William Bond 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.