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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Birth Place of Jennie Jerome

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By Erik Lander, December 1, 2008
1. Birth Place of Jennie Jerome Marker
Inscription. In this house in January 1850 was born Jennie Jerome later Lady Randolph Churchill.

She was the mother of The Rt Honorable Winston Spencer Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain and staunch friend of the United States.

This plaque is erected as a memorial to Lady Churchill to evidence the esteem and affection in which her son is held by the people of this community.

Dedicated in March 1952.
Erected 1952.
Location. 40° 41.196′ N, 73° 59.884′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Henry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 Henry Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cobble Hill Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ponkiesberg Fortification (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. 0.6 miles away); Four Chimneys (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Church of the Saviour (approx. 0.7 miles away); 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . .  Lady Randolph Churchill - Jennie Jerome - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional comments.
1. Confusion About Jerome's Birthplace
A June 14, 1969 New York Times article by Ralph G. Martin states that Jennie Jerome was born at 8 Amity Street and also that she was born on January 9, 1854 (not 1850 as the plaque states). An August 4, 1899 New York Times states that Jerome was born in Rochester, New York and is cited as the source for listing that as her birthplace on the current wikipedia entry. Historian Francis Morrone states in An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn (2001) that Jennie Jerome was born at 197 Amity Street. Knowing the thoroughness of Francis Morrone's work, I'd tend to believe his assertion.
    — Submitted August 2, 2010, by Todd Florio of Brooklyn, New York.

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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