New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lazarus Sesquicentennial Celebration 1849 - 1999
1849 - 1887
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses
yearning to breathe
Erected 1999 by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 40° 44.022′ N, 73° 59.804′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 West 10th Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mark Twain (a few steps from this marker); James Wall Finn (within shouting distance of this marker); Marianne Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Ascension (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso (about 400 feet away); Mark Twain/Washington IrvingFirst Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Winfield Scott House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Emma Lazarus. The house is listed in the "American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. Emma Lazarus (Wikipedia). Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887) was an American poet born in New York City.....She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty installed in 1903, a decade and a half after Lazarus's death. (Submitted on October 12, 2016.)
2. Emma Lazarus (National Park Service). Born on July 22, 1849 in New York City to a wealthy sugar refining family of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent, Emma Lazarus was the poet who wrote "The New Colossus." Aside from writing, Lazarus was also involved in charitable work for refugees. At Ward's Island, she worked as an aide for Jewish immigrants who had been detained by Castle Garden immigration officials. She was deeply moved by the plight of the Russian (Submitted on October 12, 2016.)
3. Emma Lazarus: Featuring Interview with Ken Burns (Youtube.com, 2 mins.). One of the 18 pieces created for permanent exhibit "Only In America", at the National Museum of American Jewish History. (Submitted on October 12, 2016.)
4. The Emma Lazarus House -- No. 18 West 10th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.