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Douglass Home

 
 
Douglass Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, January 12, 2019
1. Douglass Home Marker
Inscription.  Frederick and Anna Douglass lived in a home on this site with their 5 children, 1848-1851 Welcomed freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad
 
Erected 2018 by William C. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 505.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 43° 9.259′ N, 77° 35.696′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Alexander Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is front of an empty lot next to the Lanai Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 295 Alexander Street, Rochester NY 14607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seward Seminary (approx. mile away); Margaret Woodbury Strong (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Eastman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grove Place (approx. half a mile away); Rochester's Early Banks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Schiller Park
Backside of Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, January 12, 2019
2. Backside of Douglass Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (approx. mile away); The West Garden (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Regarding Douglass Home. Douglass came to Rochester in 1843 after spending two years in Europe. He was attracted to the Rochester by the present of prominent Abolitionists and Suffragettes such as William Seward and Susan Anthony. His wife Anna, a free woman in Baltimore, had inspired Fredrick to escape slavery and had supplied money and support for his escape.
 
Also see . . .  Fredrick Douglass (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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