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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Haven Gillespie (1888-1975)

 
 
Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 4, 2021
1. Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) Marker
Inscription.  The composer of "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" was a native of Covington. He attended local school, became a printer, and later employed by Cincinnati Times-Star and N.Y. Times. Gillespie's songs carried Americans through Great Depression and World War II; they include "Breezin Along With The Breeze," "You Go To My Head," "Honey," and "That Lucky Old Sun."
 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1836.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 39° 5.11′ N, 84° 31.209′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Philadelphia Street and West 5th Street (Kentucky Route 8), on the right when traveling south on Philadelphia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 525 W 5th St, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Goebel (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Robert L. Surtees / Academy Award Winner (within shouting distance of this marker); Una Merkel ~~ Film Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Duveneck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower (about 300 feet away); The Pied Piper of Hamelin (about 400 feet away); Goebel Park (about 400 feet away); Major League Baseball (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 4, 2021
2. Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) Marker
Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 4, 2021
3. Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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