This site was the home of Susan B. Anthony for a large portion of her life, including the time in which she was most active in politics. It was while living in this house that Anthony somehow managed to cast a ballot—for which she was arrested because it was at the time illegal for women to vote.
In addition to her woman’s rights (nineteenth-century practice was to use the singular, woman's; later practice was to use the plural, women's) activism, Anthony was very active in the abolition movement. Fellow Rochester abolitionist Frederick Douglass was a frequent guest at her home, as she was at his downtown and later suburban Rochester homes.
The site’s official website has this to say:
"Susan B. Anthony’s story of courage and determination has been told and re-told to visitors to her Rochester, New York home on Madison Street for more than fifty years.
Today, the house is a museum with National Historic Landmark status. The Susan B. Anthony Preservation District is a nine-block area around The Susan B. Anthony House and Susan B. Anthony Square. It is one of the last intact 19th century middle-class neighborhoods in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places."
This site has been included among two hundred sites on the New York State Path Through History. A full list of Path Through History sites is available online.