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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shab Row

 
 
Shab Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 11, 2019
1. Shab Row Marker
Inscription.  In the years following the Civil War, Shab Row was the center of family life for Frederick's African American population. It was a close-knit community of tinkers, tailors, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, carpenters and cobblers. By the early 1900's, local industries located in close proximity afforded employment opportunities for residents as well.

Adaptive Reuse

The revitalization and adaptive reuse of this blighted residential and industrial area was accomplishment during a period of several years by Bert Anderson, a Frederick downtown developer and businessman. Carefully restored and preserved using salvaged original materials, these structures now house specialty shops, services, and other commercial offerings.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 24.943′ N, 77° 24.303′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on North East Street 0.1 miles north of East Church Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
Shab Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 11, 2019
2. Shab Row Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 North East Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Everedy Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John McElroy, S.J. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enoch Louis Lowe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loats Female Orphan Asylum of Frederick City (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Shab Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 11, 2019
3. Shab Row Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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