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Sixty-two years later, in 1834, the New Bedford Fire Department was organized consisting of a Protecting Society, one hook and ladder company, and seven engines, each with its own name and company of volunteer firemen headed by a foreman or captain.
Originally two structures, one dating to the 1820s and an 1857 house joined with the older one shortly after construction.
They have since been restored and now house the New Bedford Historical Society.
The two properties are significant for their association with leading members of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts, and as the only surviving residence in New Bedford (out of three known) of Frederick Douglass.
Nathan and Polly Johnson were free African-Americans who are known to have sheltered escaped slaves using the Underground Railroad from 1822 on.