New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
1869 - 1935
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 40° 43.978′ N, 74° 0.08′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Washington Place west of 6th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Washington Place, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Café Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Lambert Suydam House & Suydam Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Northern Dispensary (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph’s Church (within Alex Haley (1921-1992) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sheridan Square Garden (about 300 feet away); Ephraim Ellsworth and the New York Fire Zouaves (about 300 feet away); General Philip Henry Sheridan (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Edwin Arlington Robinson (earobinson.com, Gardiner Library Association). Edwin Arlington Robinson was born in the village of Head Tide in the town of Alna, Maine, on December 22, 1869, third son of Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Palmer) Robinson. Because his mother had expected a daughter, no male name had been selected for a possible son. The following summer when the family vacationed at a resort in Harpswell, Maine, the ladies on the verandah challenged her to name the baby. The ladies placed names in a lottery, and the name drawn was “Edwin.” Because the lady who proposed “Edwin” as a name was from Arlington, Massachusetts, baby Robinson became Edwin Arlington Robinson, a name that was anathema to him throughout his life. He hated the family’s habit of calling him (Submitted on October 16, 2016.)
2. Simon & Garfunkel - Richard Cory (Youtube.com,Live Canadian TV, 1966, 3.5 mins.). Simon and Garfunkel present their adaptation of of one of Robinson's better known poems, "Richard Cory." (Submitted on October 16, 2016.)
3. The E. Dean Fuller House -- No. 121 Washington Place. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 231 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.