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Edwin Arlington Robinson

1869 - 1935

 
 
Edwin Arlington Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Edwin Arlington Robinson Marker
Inscription. The poet lived here at intervals from 1909 - 1912, while writing "The Town Down the River," a collection of poems including "Miniver Cheevy," dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt, an admirer and supporter of Robinson.

 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 43.978′ N, 74° 0.08′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Washington Place west of 6th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Washington Place, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ephraim Ellsworth and the New York Fire Zouaves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Philip Henry Sheridan (about 300 feet away); 27 Christopher Street (about 300 feet away); Gay Liberation Monument (about 400 feet away); Stonewall Inn (about 400 feet away); Christopher Park (about 400 feet away); Thomas Paine Death House (about 600 feet away); St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Edwin Arlington Robinson (earobinson.com, Gardiner Library Association)
Edwin Arlington Robinson Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Edwin Arlington Robinson Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the right of the doorway.
. Edwin Arlington Robinson was born in the village of Head Tide in the town of Alna, Maine, on December 22, 1869, third son of Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Palmer) Robinson. Because his mother had expected a daughter, no male name had been selected for a possible son. The following summer when the family vacationed at a resort in Harpswell, Maine, the ladies on the verandah challenged her to name the baby. The ladies placed names in a lottery, and the name drawn was “Edwin.” Because the lady who proposed “Edwin” as a name was from Arlington, Massachusetts, baby Robinson became Edwin Arlington Robinson, a name that was anathema to him throughout his life. He hated the family’s habit of calling him “Win,” and as an adult he always signed himself as “E. A.”... (Submitted on October 16, 2016.) 

2. Simon & Garfunkel - Richard Cory (Youtube.com,Live Canadian TV, 1966, 3.5 mins.). Simon and Garfunkel present their adaptation of of one of Robinson's better known poems, "Richard Cory." (Submitted on October 16, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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