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Mark Twain/Washington Irving

 
 
Mark Twain/Washington Irving Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 16, 2017
1. Mark Twain/Washington Irving Marker
Inscription.  
Mark Twain
Born 1835 Died 1910
was a resident in the house four and one half years

Washington Irving
Born 1785 Died 1859
was a resident guest in this house of James Renwich
Physicist Author Born 1792 Died 1853

This tablet was erected May 26 1925
by Greenwich Village Historical Society
Catherine Parker Clivette founder
 
Erected 1925 by Greenwich Village Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 43.964′ N, 73° 59.749′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Fifth Ave, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church of the Ascension (about 300 feet away); Dawn Powell (about 400 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 400 feet away); Mark Twain
The Brevoort, 11 Fifth Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 24, 2019
2. The Brevoort, 11 Fifth Avenue
The marker is visible, on the near corner of the building.
(about 400 feet away); Edward I. Koch (about 400 feet away); Bella Abzug (about 400 feet away); Emma Lazarus (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Lost Mark Twain house. 21 Fifth Avenue, from "Daytonian in Manhattan" blog (Submitted on October 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Brevoort building website. (Submitted on October 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Additional comments.
1.
The plaque not only misspells James Renwick’s name, but has inaccurate dates. Actually (1790 - 1863).
    — Submitted October 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
The Renwick house, 1930s image. Click for full size.
By from Daytonian in Manhattan blog
3. The Renwick house, 1930s
The street address then was 21 Fifth Avenue. The marker is plainly visible on the near corner of the building.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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