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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Menger Hotel

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Menger Hotel Literary Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. Menger Hotel Literary Landmark Marker
Inscription.



In recognition of its nurturing
atmosphere for
William Sidney Porter (O. Henry)
Theodore Roosevelt
Sidney Lanier
Oscar Wilde


January 14, 2000

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[Marker in the 1859 hotel lobby]

In commemoration
of the residence in Texas
of the great American poet and musician
Sidney Lanier
Born Macon, Georgia — February 3, 1842
Died Lynn, North Carolina September 7, 1881
Lived San Antonio, Texas
November 1872 - April 1873
“His song was only living aloud
His work a singing with his hand.”
Erected by the Texas Division, U.D.C.
February 3, 1931

 
Erected 2000 by Friends of the San Antonio Public Library.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 29° 25.471′ N, 98° 29.172′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Click for map. Located on the south side of the inner hotel courtyard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Menger Hotel Sidney Lanier Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. Menger Hotel Sidney Lanier Marker
distance of this marker. Menger Bar (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Menger Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Menger Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); San Antonio Section - National Council of Jewish Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbed Wire Demonstration (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Pan American Round Table (within shouting distance of this marker); The Defense of The Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alamo in 1836 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Menger Hotel. (Submitted on June 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Menger Hotel Literary Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
3. Menger Hotel Literary Landmark Marker
Menger Hotel Literary Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
4. Menger Hotel Literary Landmark Marker
Windows of the Colonial [Dining] Room at left.
Menger Hotel Sidney Lanier Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
5. Menger Hotel Sidney Lanier Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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