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New Brighton in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

White Cottage

 
 
White Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 4, 2006
1. White Cottage Marker
Inscription.  Home of Grace Greenwood (Sara J. Clarke Lippincott, 1823-1904), pioneer woman correspondent, poetess, and authoress. While living here during the mid-19th Century, she wrote many of her popular juvenile stories.
 
Erected 1969 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 43.868′ N, 80° 18.615′ W. Marker is in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 65) south of 12th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1221 3rd Avenue, New Brighton PA 15066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church of New Brighton (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merrick Art Gallery
White Cottage image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 4, 2006
2. White Cottage
Her home is now the rectory of Christ Episcopal Church, which is next door.
(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Underground Railroad (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brighton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Portraits of American Women Writers. Brief biography of Grace Greenwood. Includes an engraving of her likeness. (Submitted on March 5, 2006.) 

2. Sara Jane Clarke (Grace Greenwood). Short biography from Milo Adams and Social Movements of the Nineteenth Century, Edited by Peggy Jean Townsend and Charles Walker Townsend III. (Submitted on March 5, 2006.) 

3. White Cottage - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women and Journalism. Grace Greenwood is discussed in this book. This link is to the entry on Amazon.com. (Submitted on March 5, 2006.) 
 
Photo showing relationship of White Cottage to Christ Church. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, May 25, 2008
3. Photo showing relationship of White Cottage to Christ Church.
Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott) image. Click for full size.
George Eastman House Collection, ca 1850s
4. Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,017 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 26, 2008, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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