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F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896-1940

 
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 22, 2008
1. F. Scott Fitzgerald Marker
Inscription.
Author of The Great Gatsby (1925). Works published while he resided here: Tender is the Night (1934),
Raps At Reveille (1935), and essays (1934-1936)
later collected in
The Crack-Up.

 
Erected by Bolton Hill Historic District.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Bolton Hill Historic District marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.383′ N, 76° 37.396′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1307 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edith Hamilton ( within shouting distance of this marker); Mergenthaler House ( within shouting distance of this marker); William Edwards Stevenson ( within shouting distance of this marker); Ernest Stebbins, M.D. ( within shouting distance of this marker); Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland ( within shouting distance of this marker); Florence Rena Sabin, M.D.
F. Scott Fitzgerald house image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 22, 2008
2. F. Scott Fitzgerald house
( within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Charles Marshall ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hugh Lennox Bond ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Fitzgerald. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald house image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 22, 2008
3. F. Scott Fitzgerald house
F. Scott Fitzgerald image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2011
4. F. Scott Fitzgerald
This 1935 portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald by David Silverette hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who named the self­indulgent 1920s the Jazz Age, and his best-selling novel This Side of Paradise became one of the decade's first literary landmarks. But his most enduring achievement was The Great Gatsby (1925), which, in meticulously crafted prose, wove a modern morality tale set against a backdrop of luxury. Fitzgerald and his talented wife, Zelda, experienced — in New York, Paris, and Hollywood­ some of the glamorous life he evoked. But struggling with financial disappointments, alcoholism, and Zelda's mental illness, Fitzgerald also probed the destructive underside of the era's bright illusions. When he met artist David Silvette in 1935, Fitzgerald was suffering from an emotional breakdown. He agreed to pose, however, and considered this a swell portrait. His career as chronicler of the dreams and disappointments of contemporary life was cut short by his death five years later.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,983 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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