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Dorothy Parker Birthplace

 
 
Dorothy Parker Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., November 19, 2011
1. Dorothy Parker Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Site of the summer cottage of Dorothy Parker. Short story writer, critic and poet. Member of the Algonquin Round Table. Champion for social justice. Born here in West End, New Jersey. August 22, 1893 is designated a Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
 
Erected 2005 by Dorothy Parker Society of Long Branch Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Literary Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 40° 16.778′ N, 73° 59.102′ W. Marker is in Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Avenue North on Ocean Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 732 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch NJ 07740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues (approx. 0.4 miles away); Norman Mailer 1923 - 2007 / Scarboro Hotel 1882 - 1941 (approx. 0.9 miles away); New York and Long Branch Railroad
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); Church of the Presidents (approx. 1.2 miles away); Long Branch Post 316 Jewish War Veterans of the USA Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Steinbach's Cobblestones (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mansion House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Branch.
 
Also see . . .  Dorothy Parker - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Dorothy Parker Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Dorothy Parker Birthplace Marker
Dorothy Parker Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., November 19, 2011
3. Dorothy Parker Birthplace
The site of the former Dorothy Parker birthplace is now occupied by low-income housing.
Dorothy Parker Cocktail Napkin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
4. Dorothy Parker Cocktail Napkin
A cocktail napkin at the Algonquin Hotel bar illustrates the wit of Dorothy Parker.

"I love a martini -
but two at the most.
Three, I'm under the table;
Four, I'm under the host.
- Dorothy Parker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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