New York State Women's History

Sonnenburg Gardens & Mansion ...A NYS Women's History Site
Mary Clark Thompson
151 Charlotte St. Canandaigua NY

Type: House/ Museum

Category/Significance: philanthropy

The Thompsons became generous benefactors to multiple organizations and established themselves as philanthropists.Frederick Ferris died in 1899 and Mary soon made Sonnenberg her principal home. In Canandaigua, she established and built the F.F. Thompson Hospital, the Clark Manor House, and the Woodlawn Cemetery chapel. She donated land for the city's post office, and contributed heavily to the local YMCA, the Ontario County historical society, the Wood Library, and numerous local churches.She also maintained an interest in preserving the history of Native Americans in the New York area, and made multiple contributions to the State Museum in Albany for that purpose. ...learn more>>

GPS: 42.89818,-77.272071 Location Map

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