Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
One method employed to control slaves was to restrict their movements, such as requiring them to enter the house only through back doors like this one. The Dents may have forced slaves at White Haven to use this doorway. Passing through it constantly reminded the slaves of their status.
Location. 38° 33.125′ N, 90° 21.094′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Grant Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7400 Grant Road, Saint Louis MO 63123, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Owners of the Farm (here, next to this marker); New Buildings for White Haven (here, next to this marker); The Roads to White Haven (here, next to this marker); The White Haven Estate: Other Houses (here, next to this marker); The Working Farm (here, next to this marker); White Haven's Outbuildings (here, next to this marker);
Categories. • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.