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Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norman Rockwell

 
 
Norman Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2018
1. Norman Rockwell Marker
Inscription.  
Frequently Visited Troy,
Chose This Site For
"The Street Was Never The
Same" (1952) And Other Troy
Settings For Paintings

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 42° 43.326′ N, 73° 41.458′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 296 Fouth Street, Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gasholder House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Peter Havermans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Wilson Farmhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); 90 First Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 92 First Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edith McCrea House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Regarding Norman Rockwell.
Norman Rockwell Marker At 296 Fourth St., Troy, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 19, 2018
2. Norman Rockwell Marker At 296 Fourth St., Troy, NY
Famed artist and illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894 to 1978) lived and painted in Stockbridge, Massachusetts but he occasionally visited Troy, New York for backdrops and scenes to stage his illustrations. He would take photographs and later incorporate elements of the photos in his paintings. In 1952, Rockwell was commissioned by the Ford Motor Company to commemorate their 50th Golden Anniversary by producing a painting called The Street Was Never The Same Again. Located in at 296 Fourth Street in Troy, a red tone, two-story brick house was used as his backdrop and features Henry Ford driving his 1903 Model A Ford along the street. The advertisement appeared in the March 28, 1953 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, as well as a 1953 calendar.
 
Fourth Street in Troy, New York image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 19, 2018
3. Fourth Street in Troy, New York
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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