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Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Memorial Honors Philip Reed

 
 
Philip Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 19, 2014
1. Philip Reed Marker
Inscription.  The slave who built the statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol, died a free man on Feb. 6, 1892, and is buried here at National Harmony Memorial Park.
 
Erected 2014.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 38° 54.365′ N, 76° 52.773′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Sheriff Road. In National Harmony Memorial Park 7101 Sheriff Road, near the Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1285 Nalley Road, Hyattsville MD 20785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Keckly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osborne Perry Anderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas R Hawkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christian A Fleetwood (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Memorial is Dedicated (approx. 0.3 miles away); Highland Park High School (approx. 0.8 miles
Philip Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 19, 2014
2. Philip Reed Marker
away); Development at the Wilson Farm Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); History of the Wilson Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyattsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Slave who helped build Capitol’s Statue of Freedom honored with historical marker. by Carol Morello, Washington Post, April 16, 2014. (Submitted on April 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Philip Reid and the Statue of Freedom. (PDF) Middle Level Learning. National Council for Social Studies Publications, Number 24, September 2005. (Submitted on April 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Philip Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 19, 2014
3. Philip Reed Marker
Statue of Freedom image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
4. Statue of Freedom
Atop the Capitol Dome
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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