Near 255 Bunker Hill Road, Oswego, New York | Officially Marked Monument
Dress reform activist Mary Edwards Walker was born in a house on Bunker Hill Road outside Oswego. It served as her lifelong residence whenever she resided in Oswego. Walker died at the nearby home of the Dwyers, neighbors who cared for her during her final illness.
The house was lost to fire many years after Walker’s death. No trace of the structure remains. A historical marker was placed on the vacant lot in 1977.
This marker identifying the birthplace of
Mary Edwards Walker was placed by the
Oswego Town Board in 1977.
The Walker birthplace site is merely an
open field. No trace remains of the
original home, which was destroyed in a
fire years after her death.
Mary Edwards Walker, later in life. She is dressed entirely in male attire.
This 1916 photo shows Mary Edwards
Walker, seen from behind, making her way
down an Oswego street. The photo was
probably intended to demonstrate how
routinely Edwards and her garb had been
accepted by the townspeople.
November 26, 1832