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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 Douglassí rustic retreat from domestic society, where he could think, read and write undisturbed. Evoking the image of a lionís 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.
 
Location. 38° 51.766′ N, 76° 59.108′ W. Marker is in Anacostia, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from W Street, SE near 14th Street, SE. Touch for map. Marker is part of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1411 W Street, SE, Washington DC 20020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (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); Education Matters (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Big Chair (approx.
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.
0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Big Chair (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Worldís Largest Chair (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.
 
Additional keywords. Reconstruction, 19th Century
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,763 times since then and 50 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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