- Grant Recipient
- 297 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY
- 43.154328, -77.594806
City of Rochester/Rochester Public Library
FREDERICK AND ANNA DOUGLASS
LIVED IN A HOME ON THIS SITE
WITH THEIR 5 CHILDREN, 1848-1851.
WELCOMED FREEDOM SEEKERS ON
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018
It was here on Alexander Street that the residence of former slave, writer, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass once stood. From 1848-1851 Douglass lived there with his wife Anna and their five children. The Douglass home was additionally a stop on the Underground Railroad that provided safety for enslaved people seeking freedom.