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Freedman’s Savings And Trust

 
 
Freedman's Savings And Trust Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
1. Freedman's Savings And Trust Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the principal office of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company founded on March 3, 1865 to receive deposits from former slaves. Frederick Douglass served as its last president. The bank was closed on June 29, 1874. The building was sold in 1882, and razed a few years later.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1868.
 
Location. 38° 53.94′ N, 77° 2.095′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Place Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north on Madison Place Northwest. Located on the west face (Madison Place Northwest) of the present day building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Madison Place Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Court of Claims (within shouting distance of this marker); This National Courts Building
The Site of the Freeman's Savings and Trust - 701 Madison Place image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
2. The Site of the Freeman's Savings and Trust - 701 Madison Place
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore John Rodgers House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rodgers House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tayloe House (within shouting distance of this marker); The White House (within shouting distance of this marker); General Lafayette and his Compatriots (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company and African American Genealogical Research. From the National Archives, by Reginald Washington (Submitted on August 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Reconstruction
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,981 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Aug. 9, 2022