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Some commemorative plaques have already been installed, both in the present historic district and in the proposed additions, but places where many interesting people have lived and worked still go unmarked. Herein is a list of names and addresses that should be considered for commemorative markers. This would allow our neighborhood to speak its history more effectively.

Gramercy from the sky


Gramercy Park in 1907

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PROPOSED COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE LIST ON NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDINGS

AUDEN, W. H., Poet, in 1939
    George Washington Hotel, 23 Lexington Avenue

AXELROD, GEORGE, Writer
    71 Irving Place

BARA, THEDA, Actress
    132 East 19th Street

BEAUX, CECILIA, Painter
    19 Gramercy Park South

BEMELMANS, LUDWIG,, Illustrator and writer
    19 Gramercy Park South

BIGELOW, JOHN, Statesman
    21 Gramercy Park South

CAMPBELL, MRS. PATRICK, Actress
    132 East 19th Street

CHANLER, ROBERT, Painter
    147/9 East 19th Street

CRANE, HART, Poet, site of home, in 1917
    44 Gramercy Park North

CRANE, STEPHEN, Writer, site of home, in 1893
    145 East 23rd Street

DE WOLFE, ELSIE/ELISABETH (Bessie) MARBURY, Interior designer/companion and literary agent
    49 Irving Place

EDISON, THOMAS ALVA, Inventor, site of home
    24 Gramercy Park South

FISH, STUYVESANT, Businessman
    20 Gramercy Park South

FRENCH, DANIEL CHESTER, Sculptor
    36 Gramercy Park East

GILDER, RICHARD WATSON, Editor, site of home
    24 Gramercy Park South

HERTS, & TALLANT, Architects
    113 East 19th Street

HEWITT, EDWARD, Inventor
    48 Gramercy Park North

HOMER, WINSLOW, Painter, home in 1859 & 1861
    128 East 16th Street

IRVING, WASHINGTON, Painter,
site where he lived and worked while in New York (home of his nephew, John Treat Irving)
    41 East 21st Street

IVES, CHARLES, Composer, site of home
    120 East 22nd Street

KENNEDY, JOHN F., Politician and 35th U.S. President
    Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue

KENNEDY, JOSEPH P., Bussinessman and diplomat
    Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue

MCCARTHY, MARY, Writer
    Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue

NATIONAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC OF AMERICA, , site of,
Where Antonin Dvorak and Victor Herbert taught; Dvorak was also the Director
     126/8 East 17th Street

PERELMAN, S. J., Writer
    Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue

PHELPS STOKES, ISAAC NEWTON, Architect and historian, site of home
     118 East 22nd Street

RINGLING, JOHN, Circus impresario
    36 Gramercy Park East

SAINT- GAUDENS, AUGUSTUS, Sculptor, site of home
    304 Third Avenue
site of studio
    145 Fourth Avenue

SONNENBERG, BENJAMIN, Publicist
    19 Gramercy Park South

STEINBECK, JOHN, home in 1925, Writer
    38 Gramercy Park East

STEVENS, WALLACE, site of home, Poet
    124 East 24th Street

STRONG, GEORGE TEMPLETON, Diarist and patron of the arts, site of home
    Gramercy Park Hotel
Addition,
    52 Gramercy Park North

TARBELL, IDA, Writer and newspaperwoman
    120 East 19th Street

TARKINGTON, BOOTH, Writer
    26 Gramercy Park South

THOMAS, NORMAN, Politician and Socialist
    71 Irving Place

TIME MAGAZINE, birthplace of, Begun by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden
    141 East 17th Street

WEST, NATHANIEL, Writer
    Hotel Kenmore, 145 East 23rd Street

WHARTON, EDITH, Writer
    14 West 23rd Street

WILDE, OSCAR, Writer and playwright
    47 Irving Place

WILSON, EDMUND, Writer
    Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue



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