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Code Name Hope: Cozad-Bates house takes its place in history with virtual opening

Posted November 17, 2020 in Articles

Author: Karin Connelly Rice

Nearly 155 years after the 13th Amendment was ratified and slavery abolished in the United States, a 167-year-old tribute to the Clevelanders who worked to harbor former slaves and ensure their paths to freedom, officially made its debut in University Circle yesterday, Monday, Nov. 16.

The 1853 Cozad-Bates house—the only pre-Civil war house in University Circle—officially became the Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center at 11508 Mayfield Road, with the help of partners Restore Cleveland Hope, Cleveland Restoration Society, Western Reserve Historical Society, and Cleveland Ward 9 City Council Member Kevin Conwell.

“This is a story about the courage of freedom seekers,” says Chris Ronayne, executive director of University Circle Inc. (UCI).

Read the full article on FreshWater.

Original Article: https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/features/CozadBates111720.aspx

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