“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Plaza Hotel

The Home of Eloise

The Plaza Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, August 13, 2010
1. The Plaza Hotel Marker
Friends of Libraries USA
Literary Landmarks Register
The Plaza Hotel
"The Home of Eloise"
Kay Thompson lived at The Plaza while writing "Eloise", first published in 1955. Miss Thompson and illustrator Hillary Knight brought this fictitious character to life: an exuberant and precocious six year old who lived on the top floor of the hotel.
Designated a literary landmark
September 26, 1998

Erected 1998 by Books for Kids Foundation & New York State Empire Friends of Libraries.
Location. 40° 45.866′ N, 73° 58.433′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Central Park South near Fith Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Plaza Hotel (a few steps from this marker); William Tecumseh Sherman Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lombard Lamp (within shouting distance of this marker); Doris C. Freedman Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Metropolitan Club (about 400 feet away); Simon Bolivar Statue (about 700 feet away); Artists' Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hallett Nature Sanctuary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 559 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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