Mariners' Church

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Title

Mariners' Church

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 working a printing press and a description of the print shop and bookstore the building once housed in the basement.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

2007

Medium

Bronze
Granite

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

1836

Historical Marker Item Type Metadata

Inscription

MARINERS’ CHURCH, FORE AND MOULTON STREETS, LOCATION OF DANIEL COLEWORTHY’S BASEMENT ANTI-SLAVERY BOOKSTORE AND PRINT SHOP

IN 1836 COLEWORTHY PRINTED “LIGHT AND TRUTH FROM ANCIENT AND SACRED HISTORY,” A BOOK BY AFRICAN AMERICAN, ROBERT BENJAMIN LEWIS. IT WAS THE FIRST AFRO-CENTRIC HISTORY OF THE WORLD, GIVING BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT. MARINER’S CHURCH (CONGREGATIONAL) MINISTERED TO WATERFRONT WORKERS.

Files

Mariner Church.JPG

Citation

Maine Freedom Trails, Inc, “Mariners' Church,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed November 15, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/39.

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