Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott
Portland Freedom Trail
Portland Freedom Trail Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007
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 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 RR • African Americans •
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