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Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stephen Foster House

 
 
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1. Steven Foster House
Plaque is on the right side of the front door of this residence.
Inscription.  
Stephen Collins Foster
composer of
“Old Folks at Home”
and other immortal songs lived in this house during the year 1854.

It was while living here that “Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair” was published
June 5, 1854.

This is the only house standing today in which Stephen Foster is known to have lived.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1735.
 
Location. 40° 44.621′ N, 74° 1.786′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bloomfield Street and 6th Street on Bloomfield Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Bloomfield St, Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hudson School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stevens Institute of Technology (approx.
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0.2 miles away); Hoboken World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone (approx. ¼ mile away); Sybil's Cave Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); New York Yacht Club (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Stephen Collins Foster. The Center for American Music is based at the University of Pittsburgh and housed in the Stephen Foster Memorial. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Stephen Foster at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Stephen Foster. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.)
 
Steven Foster House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Steven Foster House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,739 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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