Lincoln gives Moyer-Moroz House historic designation

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Published September 17, 2021 at 1:36 pm

Lincoln and its Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee have just designated the Moyer-Moroz House at 4105 Fly Road as a heritage property.

As well, a heritage interpretive plaque was unveiled at Farr Cottage, located at 3799 Main Street.

Heritage designations are meant to recognize the importance of property and protect the property’s cultural heritage property.

“Celebrating heritage in Lincoln inspires us to build the most vibrant, livable community possible,” said Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. 

“Heritage designations are an opportunity to learn more about the history in our town and they always leave me in awe of Lincoln’s strong and impactful roots.”

Michael Seaman, Chair of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, added, “The recent designation contributes to civic identity and community pride by creating awareness about the importance of preserving our local heritage.”

The Moyer-Moroz House property was part of a military grant made to Benjamin Doyle in 1801 for his military service during the American Revolution. The land was sold to permanent settlers, the majority of whom were Mennonite or Pennsylvania Dutch farmers and businessmen.

This Regency-style Farr Cottage was built circa 1840. Salmon B. Farr was one of the first owners. This building has served as the home and workplace for a shoemaker, doctors, a beekeeper, a barber, two potters and artisans.

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