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Horace Greeley

1811 - 1872

 
 
Horace Greeley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Horace Greeley Marker
Inscription.  Journalist who said "Go West, young man!" lived here when he was editor and publisher of the New York Tribune. An outspoken progressive reformer, he championed Western expansion and rights for women and young people.
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsCommunications. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
 
Location. 40° 44.292′ N, 73° 59.345′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 19th Street east of Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 East 19th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Pirates of Penzance Composition Site
Horace Greeley Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Horace Greeley Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gorham Apartments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 105 East 19th Street (about 500 feet away); Robert Henri (about 500 feet away); The Germania Life Insurance Company Building (about 600 feet away); James Harper (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Horace Greeley (Wikipedia). Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 28, 1872) was founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election. He crusaded against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant and lost in a landslide. (Submitted on October 12, 2016.) 

2. The Much-Altered Horace Greeley House -- No. 35 East 19th St. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
<i>Horace Greeley and Family</i> image. Click for full size.
By Otto Knirsch, Hoboken, circa 1855
3. Horace Greeley and Family
Lithograph image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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