Peter John Lee was a young adult about 20 years old when he and six others escaped from a Virginia plantation with a stolen boat and made his way up to Greenwich.

 

What happened on that journey was not recorded but Peter John Lee eventually landed at a wood shingled home located on the corner of Byram and Post and lived there for six years.

 

 

This week that home listed as the “Thomas Lyon House” will be inducted into the Connecticut Freedom Trail, which designates important sites in African-American history throughout the state.

 

Thomas Lyon House