Charles F. Eastman

Charles F. Eastman (HMY19)

Location: Portland, ME 04101 Cumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 39.945', W 70° 14.892'

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Conductor on the Underground Railroad & Entrepreneur

— Portland Freedom Trail —

Eastman (1821-1880) was barber, second-hand clothing dealer, mariner and hack driver. He was also a financial supporter of the Abyssinian Meeting House and School.

He owned and operated several barber shops with his four sons, including one on this site. Barber shops were important centers of communication in the anti-slavery movement and aided freedom seekers in changing their appearance.
HM NumberHMY19
Series This marker is part of the Maine: Portland Freedom Trail series, and the More Than Words series.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMaine Freedom Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 399366 N 4835506
Decimal Degrees43.66575000, -70.24820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 39.945', W 70° 14.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 39' 56.70" N, 70° 14' 53.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Portland ME 04101, US
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