Home of Charles Frederick & Harriet Stephenson Eastman and Alexander Stephenson

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Title

Home of Charles Frederick & Harriet Stephenson Eastman and Alexander Stephenson

Description

Square stone pillar with two bronze plaques on the flat top of the marker which is angled at about 30 degrees. The plaque closest to the top of the marker is a bronze relief image of 5 people grouped together, pointing to the sky; they seem to be a family, with parents, two older children (son and daughter), and one small child. The son is holding a lantern and the daughter has a shawl with a star pattern draped over her uplifted arm. This plaque also has the title and information about the trail inscribed on it. The second plaque is lower on the pillar face. It has a small image of a man's silhouette and a description of the role in the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the Eastman and Stephenson families with details about Charles.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

2007

Medium

Bronze
Granite

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Inscription

HOME OF CHARLES FREDRICK EASTMAN, HARRIET STEPENSON EASTMAN, AND HER FATHER ALEXANDER STEPHENSON, 211 SUMNER STREET, NOW NEWBURY STREET. THEY ARE BURIED AT EVERGREEN CEMETERY.

THE EASTMANS AND STEPHENSONS WERE CONDUCTORS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. THEY SUSTAINED THE ABYSSINIAN CHURCH THROUGH ROUGH FINANCIAL TIMES. CHARLES EASTMAN WAS A BARBER, SECONDHAND CLOTHING DEALER, MARINER, HACK DRIVER AND TAXIDERMIST, PRESERVING RARE ANIMALS AT A MUSEUM IN HIS HOME. AS A SELF-EDUCATED MAN HE ALSO ACCUMULATED A CONSIDERABLE LIBRARY.

Files

Home Eastmans.JPG

Citation

Maine Freedom Trails, Inc, “Home of Charles Frederick & Harriet Stephenson Eastman and Alexander Stephenson,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed February 23, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/31.

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