Stephen Collins Foster

Stephen Collins Foster (HM1GHX)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 27.161', W 80° 0.12'

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American Composer

— 1826-1764 —

As a young man, Stephen Foster lived opposite this site on Union
Avenue and, with his family, regularly enjoyed the park. Here he composed the music for his first published song, "Open Thy Lattice Love," which
was dedicated to a neighbor. "Old Folks at Home" was also penned here. Stephens father, William Barclay Foster, was mayor of Allegheny City
from 1842 to 1843.
Stephen Foster is considered the preeminent American songwriter of his
era. "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races" and "Beautiful Dreamer" are three of his best known compositions. Foster is buried in Allegheny Cemetery, near
his Lawrenceville birthplace. He is honored in a museum at the Stephen Foster Memorial on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
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HM NumberHM1GHX
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 584624 N 4478480
Decimal Degrees40.45268333, -80.00200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.161', W 80° 0.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 9.66" N, 80° 0' 7.2" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 541-579 Cedar Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212, US
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