(1315 Duke Street)Isaac Franklin and John Armfield leased this brick building with access to the wharves and docks in 1828 as a holding pen for enslaved people being shipped from Northern Virginia to Louisiana. They purchased the building and three lots in 1832. From this location Armfield bought bondspeople at low prices and shipped them south to his partner Franklin in Natchez Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana, to be sold at higher prices. By the 1830s, they often sold 1,000 people annually, operating as one of the largest slave-trading companies in the United States until 1836. Slave traders continuously owned the property until 1861.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321580 N 4297018|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80388333, -77.05471667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.233', W 77° 3.283'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 13.98" N, 77° 3' 16.98" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1321 Duke St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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