San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Robert Lee Frost
This great poet was born in San Francisco, March 26, 1874. First child of William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie Frost. He lived in seven houses here all east of Van Ness Avenue and North of Market Street. Upon his father’s death in 1885, his mother took him and his sister back to Massachusetts. Frost was four times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; received forty-three honorary degrees and the Congressional Medal from President Kennedy; was appointed Consultant in Poetry, Library of Congress. He best described himself as one-half farmer, one-half teacher and one-half poet.
“Such was life in the Golden Gate:
Gold dusted all we drank and ate.
And I was one of the children told,
‘We all must eat our peck of gold’ ”
Plaque has been placed here by the California Friends of Robert Frost on the occasion of his hundredth birthday.
Erected 1974 by California Friends of Robert Frost.
Location. 37° 47.63′ N, 122° 23.772′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Drumm Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling north on Drumm Street. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Street Cable Cars Line (a few steps from this marker); San Francisco Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Gunnybags (about 600 feet away); The Abraham Lincoln Brigade (about 700 feet away); Freeway Supports (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . The Friends of Robert Frost. (Submitted on October 21, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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