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Newtown Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 7, 2020
1. Louisa May Alcott Marker
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Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of the American Classic novel 'Little Women.' In here early writing career Alcott published poems, short stories, thrillers and juvenile tales under various pseudonyms while also working as a nurse during the Civil War. That experience, subsequently documented under the title 'Hospital Sketches,' confirmed her commitment as a serious writer, thereafter publishing under her real name.

This stone cottage was named in recognition of Louisa May Alcott's contributions to American literature. This cottage was constructed in 1932 and served as one of six classrooms and dormitories that housed students of Ellis College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicScience & MedicineWar, US CivilWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 39° 59.374′ N, 75° 24.509′ W. Marker is in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Charles Ellis Lane 0.3 miles north of West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the left when traveling
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 7, 2020
2. Louisa May Alcott Marker
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north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Charles Ellis Lane, Newtown Square PA 19073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Lyon (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Fry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Betsy Ross (about 500 feet away); Clara Harlowe Barton (about 600 feet away); Newtown Friends Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Pratt Springhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horace Lewis House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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