2018 marks 200 years since the recognized birth of Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist, writer, and statesman who lived in Rochester for part of his life.

Monday, Mayor Warren visited the site of Douglass’ first home in Rochester on Alexander Street.

The historical society says the site was host to many abolitionist meetings and was even part of the Underground Railroad.

A permanent historical marker was placed at the site to celebrate Douglass’ life.

“We are very proud that the Pomeroy family has given us the gracious marker, and it will be a wonderful opportunity for education, not only for our local community, but for national and international visitors,” said Jacqueline Sprague, Douglass descendant.

The city marked 2018 as the “Year of Frederick Douglass” encouraging the Rochester community to celebrate his legacy.