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Fair Lawn in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Slave House

 
 
Slave House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, February 14, 2013
1. Slave House Marker
Inscription.
On this site stood what was known as
"The Slave House"
Part of the Acker estate "Fair Lawn" from which the borough received its name. The "Slave House" was built much earlier than the 1865 Acker home and may have been used as a shelter for runaway slaves during the civil war.
Presented to the Free Public Library by the
Fair Lawn Tercentenary Committee
John Gottlieb and Moe Kivowitz, Co-chairmen
Richard J. Vander Platt - Mayor
Marking
Fair Lawn 40th anniversary, 1924 - 1964
New Jersey Tercentenary, 1664 - 1964

 
Erected 1964.
 
Location. 40° 56.175′ N, 74° 7.891′ W. Marker is in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Parmelee Avenue on Fair Lawn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fair Lawn NJ 07410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holocaust and World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); We Will Never Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead
Slave House Marker in front of library image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, February 14, 2013
2. Slave House Marker in front of library
In foreground by the pile of snow
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Radburn Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fair Lawn Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cadmus House Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Fair Lawn Police Officer Mary Ann Collura (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fair Lawn.
 
More about this marker. In front of the public library.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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