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West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel Barber

(1910 - 1981)

 
 
Samuel Barber Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Samuel Barber Marker
Inscription. Boyhood home of this composer of orchestral and vocal works, including the "Adagio for Strings" and Knoxville; Summer of 1915." Won Pulitzer Prizes in music, 1958 & 1963. Graduate, Curtis Institute. He wrote West Chester High's Alma Mater song.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.472′ N, 75° 36.263′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on S. Church Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 S. Church Street, West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Biography (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Disabled Veterans of Chester County Pennsylvania Memorial (about 700 feet away); Chester County World War II Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Old Glory (about 700 feet away); Chester County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Turk’s Head Tavern (about 800 feet away); The Dime Savings Bank (about 800 feet away); Chester County (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber 's home. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
2. Samuel Barber 's home.
. (Submitted on June 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Samuel Barber at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Burial Site of Samuel Barber, West Chester, PA. (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. B is for... Samuel Barber - Chester County Historical Society. (Submitted on December 9, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Sign on Samuel Barber House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. Sign on Samuel Barber House
Samuel Barber
Born 1910
West Chester, PA,
This house was the family home from 1919 to 1959 of this renowned American composer
From our community Samuel Barber went forth to enrich and inspire the world with his music.
Portrait of Samuel Barber image. Click for full size.
By Carl Van Vechten
4. Portrait of Samuel Barber
Source Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-42491 DLC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,654 times since then and 267 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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