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Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Herman Melville

 
 
Herman Melville Marker - Troy, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 5, 2008
1. Herman Melville Marker - Troy, NY
Inscription.  
Author of "Moby Dick"
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.
Herman Melville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 21, 2006
2. Herman Melville Marker
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 . . .  Photos of the Herman Melville House in Troy, NY. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Herman Melville House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 5, 2008
3. Herman Melville House
<center>Herman Melville House<br>Lansingburgh Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 10, 2008
4.
Herman Melville House
Lansingburgh Historical Society
The Herman Melville house in Troy is home of the Lansingburgh Historical Society.
Herman Melville image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. Herman Melville
Born August 1, 1819 in New York City
Died September 28, 1891 (aged 72) in New York City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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