Site of General Intelligence Office

Site where the business of slavery once took place.

While nothing remains to indicate what once transpired here, we pinpoint this location to memorialize the victims of enslavement in America.

Intelligence offices or agencies were similar to employment agencies, acting as brokers between employees and employers collecting a fee from each. They also acted as brokers for enslavers who didn't want to handle the transactions of selling people. The General Intelligence Office operated at Gay and Market (Baltimore) Streets. This business model of brokering the sale of people became popular and was used by others.