Elizabeth Cady Stanton Voted in 1880

ECS Cake Valley HotelThe photo is from the night last week of the public hearing and vote of the planning board, Tenafly, NJ, on the fate of the Valley Hotel where Elizabeth Cady Stanton attempted to vote on Nov. 2, 1880 with Susan B. Anthony beside her. Over the years the building has been a bowling alley, saloon, garment factory, and restaurant and undergone alternations. However the front of the building is original. Coline Jenkins, ECS’s great, great granddaughter and Eric, ECS’s great, great grandson came from Connecticut with a huge birthday cake for ECS’s upcoming 200th birthday. We ate and sang before the meeting. Then testified and sadly learned the outcome of the vote–the daycare project was approved. The historic building will be demolished.

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