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Dorothy Thompson

1893-1961

 
 
Dorothy Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 9, 2018
1. Dorothy Thompson Marker
Inscription.  The journalist, known as "the intrepid girl reporter" lived here from 1941 to 1957. Her book, I Saw Hitler and column "On the Record," were influential in calling for American intervention in World War II.

 
Erected by New York Landmark Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 40° 45.247′ N, 73° 58.223′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 48th Street west of Second Avenue, on the left when traveling east. The building is between Second and Third Avenues in the Turtle Bay Gardens Historic District, which is mentioned in the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 237 East 48th Street, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
237 East 48th Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 9, 2018
2. 237 East 48th Street
The marker is to the right of the center building's door.
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. William Lescaze (within shouting distance of this marker); Dag Hammarskjold (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dag Hammarskjöld (about 500 feet away); Papal Visits (about 700 feet away); Japan Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Katharine Hepburn Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Benjamin Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raoul Wallenberg Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Dorothy Thompson. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on April 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers (left) discussing with Dorothy Thompson (right) image. Click for full size.
Harris & Ewing (photo courtesy of the Library of Congress), April 22, 1939
3. Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers (left) discussing with Dorothy Thompson (right)
"Woman columnist tells committee that something must be done for refugee children. Washington, D.C., April 22. Dorothy Thompson, newspaper columnist, witness before the Joint Congressional Committee on Immigration, told the Committee today that 'something must be done' to allow the removal of Austrian and German victims of Nazi wrath to America. She supported a pending bill which would allow selected refugee children to live and grow up in American families. She is shown here talking to Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers, Committee member. Left to right: Mrs. Rogers, Miss Thompson."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on November 9, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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