Elisha Hammond’s House 14

Elisha Hammond, artist and craftsman, built this cottage shortly after painting a famous portrait of Frederick Douglass.

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Elisha Hammond House

The cottage at 26 Maple Street was built in 1845 by Elisha Hammond, an artist and craftsman, who joined the NAEI in 1844. His obituary states that “fugitives were never turned from his door.” His portrait of Frederick Douglass was painted in 1844 not long before publication of his famous Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave.

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