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Fountain Hill in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stephen Vincent Benét

 
 
Stephen Vincent Benét Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
1. Stephen Vincent Benét Marker
Inscription.  This talented author was born here July 22, 1898; died in New York March 13, 1943. “John Brown's Body” and his other poems and stories give vivid expression to the best in American spirit and tradition.
 
Erected 1960 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. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1862.
 
Location. 40° 36.425′ N, 75° 23.623′ W. Marker is in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bishopthorpe Street and Ostrum Street, on the right when traveling north on North Bishopthorpe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 827 North Bishopthorpe Street, Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coxe Ward for Obstetrical Cases (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles M. Schwab (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tinsley Jeter Triangle (approx. half
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a mile away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert H. Sayre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brighton Court (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crown Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eugene Gifford Grace (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fountain Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Stephen Vincent Benét : The Poetry Foundation. Between the years 1928 and 1943, Stephen Vincent Benét was one of the best-known living American poets, more widely read than Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, or Wallace Stevens and as well respected in book review columns. (Submitted on December 15, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Wide view of the Stephen Vincent Benét Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
2. Wide view of the Stephen Vincent Benét Marker
The marker stands in front of the Benét birthplace in the borough of Fountain Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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