Home of General Samuel C. Fessenden

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Title

Home of General Samuel C. Fessenden

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 male silhouette and the description of Samuel Fessenden's role in the Anti-Slavery movement.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

2007

Medium

Bronze
Granite

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

1832

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Inscription

HOME OF GENERAL SAMUEL C. FESSENDEN 31 INDIA STREET. FESSENDEN WAS A PASSIONATE SUPPORTER OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY AND OF PORTLAND’S AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

FESSENDEN WAS THE LEADER OF MAINE’S ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT. IN 1832 HE HEARD WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON SPEAK AND BECAME A STAUNCH SUPPORTER OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY. HE RAN FOR GOVERNOR OF MAINE ON THE ANTI-SLAVERY TICKET. FESSENDEN’S HOME WAS A STATION OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.

Files

Home of Fessenden.JPG

Citation

Maine Freedom Trails, Inc, “Home of General Samuel C. Fessenden,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed July 16, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/34.

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