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Anacostia in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Growlery

 
 
Frederick Douglass' personal haven, the Lion's "Growlery." image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 9, 2008
1. Frederick Douglass' personal haven, the Lion's "Growlery."
Inscription.  Here stood Frederick Douglass’ rustic retreat from domestic society, where he could think, read and write undisturbed. Evoking the image of a lion’s lair, he called his hideaway the Growlery. It was simply furnished with a lounge, a high desk and a stool. The present building is a reconstruction.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 51.766′ N, 76° 59.108′ W. Marker was in Anacostia in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker could be reached from W Street Southeast east of 14th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Marker was part of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1411 W Street Southeast, Washington DC 20020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Frederick Douglass's Rustic Retreat (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The Growlery on Cedar Hill, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 9, 2008
2. The Growlery on Cedar Hill, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Viewed from the rear of the main house, looking east.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Sage of Anacostia (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uniontown, DC's First Suburb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother Churches and Their Daughters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose's Row (approx. ¼ mile away); Education Matters (approx. ¼ mile away); Transit and Trade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anacostia.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Additional keywords. Reconstruction, 19th Century
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,888 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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