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Brooklyn Heights 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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Photographed 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. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. 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. It is in Brooklyn Heights. Marker is on Old Fulton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Warehouse (here, next to this marker); No. 1 Front Street Conversion
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History in the Park (about 500 feet away); Brookland Ferry Landing (about 600 feet away); Fulton Street Pier (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named History in the Park (about 700 feet away); Nicholas Galanin (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, 🏳️‍🌈
 
Walt Whitman Marker (to the left of the arched entrance) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Walt Whitman Marker (to the left of the arched entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2024