Underground Railroad Station

Underground Railroad Station (HMK4A)

Location: New York, NY 10013 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.2', W 74° 0.2'

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36 Lispenard Street

On September 3, 1838, human-rights activist Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in Maryland by disguising himself as a sailor and traveling North by carriage, train and boat. A few days later he arrived at 36 Lispenard Street, then a small brick building and a "Station" on the Underground Railroad. A network of secret "Conductors" and safe houses for fugitive slaves. Here, African-American abolitionist David Ruggles kept a reading room and operated a printing press where he published anti-slavery material, including "Mirror of Liberty," an abolitionist newspaper. The site also served as headquarters of the New York Vigilance Committee, on of the Nation's most active anti-slavery campaigns, which aided more than 1,000 freedom-seeking man, women and children.
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HM NumberHMK4A
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 2:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584175 N 4508152
Decimal Degrees40.72000000, -74.00333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.2', W 74° 0.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 12.00" N, 74° 0' 12.00" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 914, 917, 516,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 334 Canal St, New York NY 10013, US
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