Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stephen Foster House
“Old Folks at Home”
and other immortal songs lived in this house during the year 1854.
It was while living here that “Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair” was published
June 5, 1854.
This is the only house standing today in which Stephen Foster is known to have lived.
Location. 40° 44.621′ N, 74° 1.786′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bloomfield Street and 6th Street on Bloomfield Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Bloomfield St, Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hudson School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stevens Institute of Technology (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone (approx. ¼ mile away); New York Yacht Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baseball (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Stephen Collins Foster. The Center for American Music is based at the University of Pittsburgh and housed in the Stephen Foster Memorial. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Stephen Foster at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Stephen Foster. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,258 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.