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Marker placed at location of home of founding father

BATAVIA – Trumbull Cary, one of Batavia’s founding fathers, and the elegant mansion he built were remembered during a ceremony Thursday, when a marker was placed at the site.

Cary, who came from Connecticut to the then-frontier community, built the federal-style mansion with pillars in 1818. He lived there for 50 years.

Cary died in 1868 and the two-story home survived until the mid-1960s, when its final owner, St. Jerome Hospital, replaced the deteriorating structure with a school for practical nursing.

Cary’s great-great-great granddaughter, Sallie Fogarty, came from Detroit to unveil the marker along with city and hospital officials and local historians. The plaque, which cost about $1,000, was donated by a Syracuse historical foundation.