SHELDON PECK

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
People
Location
5 Skaneateles Street, Jordan, NY
Lat/Long
43.06522, -76.468775
Grant Recipient
Village of Jordan
Historic Marker

SHELDON PECK

Inscription

SHELDON PECK
RENOWNED EARLY AMERICAN
FOLK ARTIST, PORTRAIT
PAINTER AND ABOLITIONIST,
LIVED ON THIS LOT WITH HIS
FAMILY FROM 1828 TO 1836.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2017

Famous American folk artist and portrait painter Sheldon Peck lived at this site in village of Jordan from 1828-1836. Aside from his work as an artist, Sheldon Peck was also ardent abolitionist. Peck and his family were involved with the Underground Railroad, and provided shelter for people of color who escaped slavery to find freedom.