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 has 12 rooms and 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.




Christmas begins at the Bond House on Thursday, Dec. 1, as we celebrate “A Winter’s Fest Eve” from 6-8:30 p.m. Stop by anytime to see our bond-house-1all-new holiday exhibit, “Christmas in the City,” throughout all 12 rooms. Share Christmas cookies and hot mulled cider with us and enjoy the sounds of the season performed by the duo “Another Thyme.” We’ll have tours of the house for the adults and children’s activities in the library. Once again our volunteer co-curators, Becky and Gloria Pittler, are planning a very special and unique Christmas exhibit. Please join the fun on this festive evening. As always, donations are welcome as we seek to preserve the history of our unique house/museum.

CHANGE TO BOND HOUSE WEEKEND HOURS: The Bond House Christmas Exhibit hours on weekends have been changed due to volunteer availability. The Bond House will be open SATURDAY, DEC. 10, and SATURDAY, DEC. 17, from 1-3:30 pm. This is a change from what was previously announced. We’re sorry for any confusion or inconvenience. We can also schedule tours for 8 or more people on other dates with advance reservations. Please call 434-7433 for information. 






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