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Stephen C. Foster

 
 
Stephen C. Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Stephen C. Foster Marker
Inscription. America's beloved composer of folk songs and ballads was born nearby on July 4, 1826, and lived in the Pittsburgh area most of his life. After achieving fame in writing songs for Christy's Minstrels, he gradually declined in health and died in New York City on January 13, 1864.
 
Erected 1976 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.847′ N, 79° 57.825′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Avenue and 36th Street, on the right when traveling east on Penn Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of Stephen Foster's home in the Lawrenceville Section of Pittsburgh. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pat the Avenger Returns Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safe Haven Denied at Allegheny Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsburgh Brewing Company (approx. mile away); Allegheny Arsenal (approx. mile away); Johnny Unitas
Stephen C. Foster Home image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Stephen C. Foster Home
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Pittsburgh Grease Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of the Aluminum Industry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh. The Center for American Music is the principal repository for all materials pertaining to American composer Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864). (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Stephen Foster at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Stephen C. Foster - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Stephen Collins Foster image. Click for full size.
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3. Stephen Collins Foster
Stephen C. Foster Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 18, 2010
4. Stephen C. Foster Grave
Allegheny Cemtery Lawrenceville
Jeanie with Light Brown Hair, by Stephen Foster image. Click for full size.
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5. Jeanie with Light Brown Hair, by Stephen Foster
One of Foster's most popular and enduring parlor songs is Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, written for his wife, Jane McDowall Foster. Foster had married McDowell in 1850 when his songwriting career was just taking off. The couple had one child, born nine months after their marriage, but soon drifted apart, and were separated when Foster wrote Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair in 1854. Center for American Music, University of Pittsburgh
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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