Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Charles F. Eastman
Conductor on the Underground Railroad & Entrepreneur
—Portland Freedom Trail —
Eastman (1821-1880) was barber, second-hand clothing dealer, mariner and hack driver. He was also a financial supporter of the Abyssinian Meeting House and School.
He owned and operated several barber shops with his four sons, including one on this site. Barber shops were important centers of communication in the anti-slavery movement and aided freedom seekers in changing their appearance.
Erected 2007 by Maine Freedom Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maine, Portland Freedom Trail marker series.
Location. 43° 39.945′ N, 70° 14.892′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and North Street, on the left when traveling north on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portland Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Alonzo P. Stinson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Christopher Christian Manuel Eastern Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Coffin Boyd (approx. ¼ mile away); Reverend William I. Reese (approx. ¼ mile away); Rear Admiral James Alden (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
Also see . . . Portland Freedom Trail. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Communications • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.