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Mount Pleasant in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Free Labor Store / Benjamin Lundy House

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Free Labor Store / Benjamin Lundy House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2022
1. Free Labor Store / Benjamin Lundy House Marker
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This historic house was the residence of abolitionist Benjamin Lundy, publisher of the antislavery paper, the Genius of Universal Emancipation. The Free Labor Store only sold goods produced by slave-free labor and is perhaps the last example in the United States.

Preservation of the Free Labor Store / Benjamin Lundy House is being supported in part by a Save America's Treasures Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Additional support is provided from the Capital Appropriates by the Ohio General Assembly as administered through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
 
Erected by Ohio History Connection.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 10.496′ N, 80° 48.215′ W. Marker is in
Free Labor Store / Benjamin Lundy House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2022
2. Free Labor Store / Benjamin Lundy House Marker
The Benjamin Lundy House is visible behind the marker.
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Mount Pleasant, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Union Street just west of Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 168 Market St, Dillonvale OH 43917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Gill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth House Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quakers and Wars During the 1900s / Quakers and the Civil War (about 500 feet away); Anti-Slavery Pioneer / Schisms (about 500 feet away); Mount Pleasant's Beginnings / The Testimony of Equality (about 500 feet away); Mount Pleasant Today / What Is A Quaker? (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Additional keywords. free-labor movement; fair trade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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Mar. 20, 2023