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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

George Frideric Handel

1685-1759

 
 
George Frideric Handel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. George Frideric Handel Marker
Inscription.
Composer
lived in this house
from 1723
and died here

 
Erected 2001 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.785′ N, 0° 8.759′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Brook Street just west of New Bond Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Brook Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 4HB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jimi Hendrix (a few steps from this marker); Prince Talleyrand (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Alexander Korda (about 150 meters away); Ann Oldfield (about 180 meters away); The Bee Gees (about 210 meters away); The Artists Rifles (about 210 meters away); Colen Campbell (about 210 meters away); Ernest Bevin (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handel in London (English Heritage). (Submitted on October 19, 2017.)
2. Handel in Mayfair (YouTube, Handel & Hendrix in London, 5 min.). What was it like to live next to the great composer Handel? Who would call at his house? Who did he visit? This film presented by Handel scholar
George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix Markers - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix Markers - Wide View
The Hendrix marker is on the left, the Handel marker on the right.

"Handel’s residence at number 25 was first commemorated, by the Society of Arts, in about 1870 – making his the first plaque to be erected to a musician. However, by the middle of the 20th century, the plaque – chocolate-brown in colour – had become illegible and so was replaced by the London County Council in 1952. In 2001 English Heritage replaced the plaque again, taking the opportunity to correct the Anglicisation of Handel’s middle name – given as ‘Frederick’ – and to move the plaque lower down on the façade. Later the same year, the Handel House Museum opened in numbers 25 and 23, with rooms restored to their early Georgian appearance....In 1997 Handel’s plaque was joined by that to the guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix (1942–70) at 23 Brook Street, creating one of the most famous pairings of blue plaques in London." - English Heritage
Dr Ellen T Harris explore's the composer’s domestic life at 25 Brook Street and some of the friends and neighbours who visited him at the new, fashionable residential district called ‘May Fair’ in London.
(Submitted on October 19, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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