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Gershwin Family Residence

1925-1931

 
 
Gershwin Family Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 27, 2013
1. Gershwin Family Residence Marker
Inscription. George Gershwin - composer and Ira Gershwin - lyricist created many memorable works here.

102 and 103 Streets Block Association June 19, 1982
 
Erected 1982 by 102 and 103 Streets Block Association.
 
Location. 40° 48.007′ N, 73° 58.255′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 103rd Street when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 West 103rd Street, New York NY 10025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Humphrey DeForest Bogart (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shinran Shonin (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Shinran Shonin (about 600 feet away); Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District (about 700 feet away); Franz Sigel Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Firemenís Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Firemenís Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fire Horses (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  George & Ira Gershwin. (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment

 
Gershwin Family Residence image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 27, 2013
2. Gershwin Family Residence
316 West 103rd Street, New York, NY. In 1947, the building was converted to apartments. The stoop was removed and the entrance relocated.
Self-Portrait image. Click for full size.
3. Self-Portrait
This 1934 self-portrait of George Gershwin (1898-1937) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“In 1916 Jacob Gershvin, born of Russian Jewish immigrants, published, on Sophie Tucker's recommendation, 'When You Want 'Em, You Can't Get'Em When You've Got 'Em, You Don't Want 'Em,' earning him five dollars. From such inauspicious beginnings came George Gershwin, one of the great American composers of the twentieth century. Initially drawn to stage musicals, Gershwin had several Broadway hits in the 1920s, most notably Lady Be Good with his brother Ira. His style evolved from hits like 'Swanee' to sophisticated ballads like 'Someone to Watch Over Me' and 'The Man I Love.' Gershwin experimented with placing jazz in a symphonic form with Rhapsody in Blue, opening to mixed reviews but thrilling audiences since its debut in 1924. His 1928 An American in Paris remains a classic. Porgy and Bess (1935), 'an American folk opera,' broke new ground in musical and social terms. Gershwin's music remains immensely popular,a major fixture of the American songbook.” — National Portrait Gallery
Left side: George Gershwin (Jacob Gershwine) / Ira Gershwin (Israel Gershowitz) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Left side: George Gershwin (Jacob Gershwine) / Ira Gershwin (Israel Gershowitz)
George Gershwin photo courtesy Carl Van Vechten. (1937)
George Gershwin, Composer image. Click for full size.
Publicity Photo via Wikipedia Commons, 1935
5. George Gershwin, Composer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 151 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week February 12, 2017. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on February 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on February 11, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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