Home with ties to Underground Railroad designated historical landmark
A Brooklyn home with ties to the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement has finally been given landmark status.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the Landmarks and Preservation Commission made the Truesdell House at 227 Duffield St. in Downtown Brooklyn a city landmark.
The home is the former residence of 19th century abolitionists Harriet and Thomas Truesdell. Activists say it's only fitting that the decision came during Black History Month.
Activists hope to make the home, which also goes by the name 'Abolitionist Place,' a heritage center to teach visitors about the abolitionist movement in Brooklyn.