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The Plaza Hotel

The Home of Eloise

 
 
The Plaza Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, August 13, 2010
1. The Plaza Hotel Marker
Inscription.  
Friends of Libraries USA
Literary Landmarks Register
The Plaza Hotel
"The Home of Eloise"
Kay Thompson lived at The Plaza while writing "Eloise", first published in 1955. Miss Thompson and illustrator Hillary Knight brought this fictitious character to life: an exuberant and precocious six year old who lived on the top floor of the hotel.
Designated a literary landmark
September 26, 1998

 
Erected 1998 by Books for Kids Foundation & New York State Empire Friends of Libraries.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation.
 
Location. 40° 45.866′ N, 73° 58.433′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Central Park South near Fith Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Plaza Hotel (a few steps from this marker); William Tecumseh Sherman Monument (within shouting distance of this marker);
Kay Thompson image. Click for full size.
from The Lady Eve's Reel Life, unknown
2. Kay Thompson
Lombard Lamp (within shouting distance of this marker); Doris C. Freedman Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Metropolitan Club (about 400 feet away); Simon Bolivar Statue (about 700 feet away); Artists' Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hallett Nature Sanctuary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Iconic Plaza Hotel. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Kay Thompson. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Eloise (books). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Eloise image. Click for full size.
from the New York Review of Books, unknown
3. Eloise
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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