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Photos: The historic Maine Maid Inn

The 223-year-old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho served

The 223-year-old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho served as a post office before it became a stagecoach stop and then a restaurant in 1950. Photo Credit: Mario Gonzalez

The historic Maine Maid Inn was a stop on the Underground Railroad where former slaves were hidden during their journey to freedom. On Tuesday, the inn became the 40th site in Oyster Bay to receive town landmark designation.

The historic Maine Maid Inn was a stop
Photo Credit: David Pokress

The historic Maine Maid Inn was a stop on the Underground Railroad where former slaves were hidden during their journey to freedom. SUNY Old Westbury professor Kate Velsor climbs the attic stairs to see the slaves' hiding spot. (Feb. 15, 2011)

SUNY Old Westbury professor Kate Velsor looks around
Photo Credit: David Pokress

SUNY Old Westbury professor Kate Velsor looks around the attic where the slaves hid at the historic Maine Maid Inn, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad. (Feb. 15, 2011)

The Maine Maid Inn in Jericho was built
Photo Credit: George Tsourovakas

The Maine Maid Inn in Jericho was built in 1789 as the home for prominent Quaker Valentine Hicks. (Jan. 17, 2007)

The 223-year-old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho served
Photo Credit: Mario Gonzalez

The 223-year-old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho served as a post office before it became a stagecoach stop and then a restaurant in 1950.

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