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Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John O'Hara

 
 
John O'Hara Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. John O'Hara Marker
Inscription.  This was the home, from 1916 to 1928, of one of America's best known novelists and short-story writers. Born at Pottsville in 1905, he used this anthracite region as a setting for several of his major works. O'Hara died at Princeton, N.J., in 1970.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 40.948′ N, 76° 11.937′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Mahantongo Street west of South 6th Street. The marker stands in front of the John O'Hara House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville PA 17901, 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. Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burd Patterson (about 500 feet away); In Memory of the First Defenders and Nicholas Biddle
Wide view of the John O'Hara Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the John O'Hara Marker
The marker in front of the National Register of Historic Places listed John O'Hara House.
(about 600 feet away); Spanish War Veterans (about 600 feet away); Pottsville Maroons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schuylkill County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. 0.4 miles away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pottsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Atlantic: Revisiting Gibbsville -- a look at the writing and career of John O'Hara. His undisguised longing for acclaim still keeps John O'Hara from being the favorite son of the place he defined. (Submitted on September 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. John O'Hara. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on February 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Enlarged view of John O'Hara House and Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Frederick Bothwell, December 28, 2019
3. Enlarged view of John O'Hara House and Marker Site
John O'Hara image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia, 1945
4. John O'Hara
John O'Hara gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 14, 2019
5. John O'Hara gravesite
Princeton Cemetery of Nassau Presbyterian Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Frederick Bothwell of Georgetown, Texas.   4. submitted on February 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on December 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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