Mrs. G. W. Hayes

Screenshot from Zillow of 93 N Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY as it stands today. 

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A screenshot of the 1913-1950 Sanborn Fire Map of 93 N Hamilton, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Screenshot of 93 N Hamilton Street from the Dutchess County Tax Maps accessible online. 

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Screenshot of 1925 Census listing of Mr. Griffin W. and Lucy B. Hayes, owners of 93 N. Hamilton Street, a room and board in Poughkeepsie, NY. Screenshot of census taken from

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1 of 2 screenshots of the 1930 Census taken from This entry lists the people living at 93 N. Hamilton Street including Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hayes, Hiltow and Gertrude Rogers, and Robert Morris. The latter three are listed as borders at the residence. 

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Part 2 of the 1930 Census listing of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes and their home at 93 N. Hamilton, Poughkeepsie, NY. This half describes the occupation of each house member. 

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Known Name(s)

Mrs. G. W. Hayes


93 N. Hamilton Poughkeepsie, NY

Establishment Type(s)

Tourist Home

Physical Status



Two-story residential, frame home with a gable roof with the gable end facing the residential road. Home has a cement block foundation with vinyl siding, and an asphalt roof. The house has a one-story front porch attached to its front, which is used as the main entrance and is enclosed. There is a two-story porch on the side of the house towards the back half with stairs that lead to the second story.

Detailed History

This home owned by a Black couple, Mr. Griffin W. Hayes and his wife Lucy. Both Griffin and Lucy were born in North Carolina. Griffin was a waiter at a local hotel while Lucy was a homemaker. There is no documentation that they had children. In the 1930 census, there were three other people living with Griffin and Lucy as boarders. With this information, we can assume that the Hayes's home was offered as a room and board to those traveling using the Green Book. The 1913-50 Sanborn insurance map labels the house "undertaker," but there is no evidence for this use during the Green Book period.


**Information as of Spring 2023

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