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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walt Whitman

(1819 - 1892)

 

— He gave America, and poetry itself, a new voice. —

 
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By R. C.
1. Walt Whitman Marker
Inscription.  On this site, from 1841 to 1892, stood the offices of the Brooklyn Eagle. In its time, a powerful paper. From 1846 to 1848, Whitman, not yet 30 but a seasoned journalist, served as its editor. For his stand against slavery in newly admitted states, the owner fired him. His years here gave him a ringside seat on the young democracy that he would soon celebrate in his great work "Leaves of Grass" (1855). These poems would change the way people thought about — and wrote — poetry.

"I am with you, you men and women of a generation or ever so many generations hence. Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt..."
— Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Walt Whitman 🏳️‍🌈 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 40° 42.133′ N, 73° 59.6′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 28 Old Fulton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Walt Whitman Marker (to the left of the arched entrance) image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Walt Whitman Marker (to the left of the arched entrance)
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distance of this marker. Eagle Warehouse (here, next to this marker); No. 1 Front Street Conversion (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brookland Ferry Landing (about 600 feet away); Fulton Street Pier (about 600 feet away); The Builders of the Bridge (about 800 feet away); Edward Robinson Squibb (about 800 feet away); Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, 🏳️‍🌈
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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