Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Family Home 1838-1847
Did his earliest writing and
completed first two books
here; "Typee" and "Omoo"
Erected 1953 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 42° 46.416′ N, 73° 40.724′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is at the intersection of 114th Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 114th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. September 11th Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lansingburgh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knickerbacker Toll Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Schaick Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Matton Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Continental Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Van Schaick Burial Plot (approx. half a mile away); Van Schaick Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Regarding Herman Melville. Built in 1786, and listed in the National Register on 08/21/1992, the Melville house is home to the Lansingburgh Historical Society.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. other homes of Melville, in Albany, NY, Pittsfield, MA. and New York City.
Also see . . . Lansingburgh Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on May 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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