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T. S. Eliot

Born September 26, 1888

 
 
T. S. Eliot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 7, 2018
1. T. S. Eliot Marker
Inscription.  The grandson of the founder of Washington University, T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis and attended Smith Academy here. He is best known as a poet and critic, and his "The Wasteland" is one of the more influential works of the twentieth century. Other noted compositions include "Portrait of a Lady," "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pruforck," "The Hollow Men," "Ash Wednesday," and "Four Quartets." He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948, and the American Medal of Freedom in 1965.
 
Erected 1989 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 38° 39.331′ N, 90° 17.954′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of North Skinker Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6191 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sara Teasdale (a few steps from this marker); Helen Traubel
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(a few steps from this marker); Robert Duvall (a few steps from this marker); Robert S. Brookings (a few steps from this marker); Mel Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Hale Irwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Chic Young (within shouting distance of this marker); Bob Pettit (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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