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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hilda Doolittle

(H.D.)

 
 
Hilda Doolittle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Hilda Doolittle Marker
Inscription.  The renowned poet was born here on September 10, 1886; died in Zurich, September 27, 1961. H. D. sought the Hellenic spirit and a classic beauty of expression. She is buried in nearby Nisky Hill Cemetery. "O, give me burning blue."
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 1886.
 
Location. 40° 37.12′ N, 75° 22.712′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street and North New Street, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sisters' House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell House (about 600 feet away); Gemeinhaus (about 700 feet away); Gemein Haus
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(about 700 feet away); The Old Chapel (about 700 feet away); Moravian Cemetery (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Old Chapel (about 800 feet away); Central Moravian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) Home Page. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. MarkerQuest - Hilda Doolittle. Information and resources regarding the life and work of H.D. (Submitted on September 10, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Wide view of the Hilda Doolittle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Hilda Doolittle Marker
Hilda Doolittle's grave in Nisky Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Klotz, May 27, 2020
3. Hilda Doolittle's grave in Nisky Hill Cemetery
It's become traditional to leave seashells on H.D.'s headstone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.

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