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Woodhaven in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Betty Smith

 
 
Betty Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
1. Betty Smith Marker
Inscription.  
Betty Smith 1943
Betty lived here while she wrote
"A Tree Grows In Bklyn” The
movie won an Academy Award
in 1945. The house has been
restored By R. Leonardi


 
Erected by Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is December 15, 1896.
 
Location. 40° 41.68′ N, 73° 51.716′ W. Marker is in Woodhaven, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Forest Parkway south of 85th Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodhaven NY 11421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodhaven Library (within shouting distance of this marker); 1940 Woodhaven P O (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First House Number in Queens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodhaven Patriotic League World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fred Christ Trump (approx. ¼ mile away); Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neir's Tavern / Union Course (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dexter Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodhaven.
 
Also see . . .
1. Betty Smith (Wikipedia). "Elisabeth Lillian Wehner (December 15, 1896 –
Betty Smith House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
2. Betty Smith House and Marker
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January 17, 1972), better known as Betty Smith, was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which became an immediate bestseller and is now considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century...." (Submitted on May 5, 2019.) 

2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (novel) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 5, 2019.)
 
<i>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn</i> image. Click for full size.
bookcover image courtesy of Wikipedia
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a semi-autobiographical 1943 novel written by Betty Smith. The story focuses on an impoverished but aspirational adolescent girl and her family living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, during the first two decades of the 20th century. The book was an immense success...." - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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May. 17, 2022