Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Memorial Honors Philip Reed
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1820.
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); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marvin F. Wilson Stadium (approx. 0.6 miles Highland Park High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Development at the Wilson Farm Site (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyattsville.
Also see . . . 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.)
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