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Louisa May Alcott

 
 
Louisa May Alcott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Louisa May Alcott Marker
Inscription. The author of “Little Women” was born here at “Pine Place,” Nov. 29, 1832, to the educator Bronson Alcott and his wife Abigail. An abolitionist, Civil War nurse, and suffragist, she wrote children’s books and gothic thrillers. The Alcotts lived in this county, 1830-34.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 2.022′ N, 75° 10.285′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Germantown Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5427 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Germantown White House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Reformed Church of Germantown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers Monument at Germantown (about 300 feet away); Market Square (about 400 feet away); Delplaine House (about 500 feet away); Christopher Saur (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Sower (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
Marker on Germantown Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Marker on Germantown Avenue

1. Biography of Louisa May Alcott. (Submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Pine Place Site. Historic Germantown website. (Submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Louisa May Alcott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Louisa May Alcott Marker
Louisa May Alcott at Age 20 image. Click for full size.
By Photographer Unknown, 1852
4. Louisa May Alcott at Age 20
Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
Louisa May Alcott circa 1888 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Wikipedia Commons
5. Louisa May Alcott circa 1888
This image was published in the book Louisa May Alcott, Her Life, Letters and Journals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 42 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week September 29, 2013. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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