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

The Famous Czech Composer

Antonin Dvorak


—1841 - 1904 —

Antonin Dvorak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 6, 2011
1. Antonin Dvorak Marker
Lived in a house on this site
from 1892 until 1895

In memory of his 100th birthday
and for future generations of
free Czechoslovakia, the
grateful government in exile
caused this inscription to be
erected initially on
December 13th 1941
Longing for his Czech
home, yet happily inspired
by the freedom of American life,
he wrote here among other works
the New World Symphony,
Biblical Songs and the
Cello Concerto.

Adapted from the commemorative
plaque celebrating
Dvorak's 100th birthday.

Erected 1941 by Czech government-in-exile.
Location. 40° 44.032′ N, 73° 58.939′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 17th Street west of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 E 17th St, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Antonin Dvořák plaque and statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pvt. Moses Miller (about 400
Antonin Dvorak Home site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 6, 2011
2. Antonin Dvorak Home site
Marker is to the left of the door. The original house was demolished in 1991.
feet away); Rutherford Medical (about 500 feet away); Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park (about 600 feet away); St. George's Church (about 700 feet away); William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Rose Hill (approx. Ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
Also see . . .  Antonín Dvořák. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 9, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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