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Irving House

 
 
Irving House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 1, 2008
1. Irving House Marker
Inscription.  
Formerly the home of Washington Irving, Jr.
 
Location. 40° 43.913′ N, 74° 0.244′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Commerce Street near Seventh Avenue South, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Commerce Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 30, 40, 42, 44, 46 & 48 Barrow Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 24, 26 & 28 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barrow Street (about 300 feet away); 70 Bedford Street (about 300 feet away); James Vandenburgh’s Home (about 300 feet away); Bedford Street (about 300 feet away); Edna St. Vincent Millay (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Irving House. This plaque is a mystery because it has not been possible to ascertain just who Washington Irving, Jr. was. After the death of his fiancée, Washington Irving never married. His father was William Irving,
Irving House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 1, 2008
2. Irving House
11 Commerce Street. The plaque is between the windows.
Sr., so the plaque cannot refer to the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow .
The house was inhabited at some point by one of Washington's three sisters, and some incorrectly claim that work was written here; but no Washington Irving, Jr. appears among the descendants.
11 Commerce Street has recently been set forth for consideration as a New York City Designated Landmark for its architectural value.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Irving (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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