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Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott

Portland Freedom Trail

 
 
Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 7, 2016
1. Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott Marker
Inscription.
Top plaque
Portland Freedom Trail Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007
Bottom plaque
Secondhand clothing store of Lloyd Scott, 44 Exchange Street. Scott became vice president of the Portland Union anti-slavery society in 1842. Secondhand clothing stores were essential to the Underground Railroad and became successful businesses for many African Americans. Passengers on the Underground Railroad needed warm clothing. Abolitionist pamphlets were sometimes stitched into clothing given to African American sailors to be distributed throughout the South.
 
Erected 2007 by Maine Freedom Trails.
 
Location. 43° 39.43′ N, 70° 15.248′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Exchange Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Exchange Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mariner's Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friends (Quaker) Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portland Maine Freedom Trail Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portland Maine World War I Marker
Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 8, 2016
2. Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Portland Maine Korea and Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portland Maine World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portland Maine Spanish War/World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Parish Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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