America's First Great Songwriter
—30 Bowery —In the 1800's this was the site of the New England Hotel, the final home of America's first great popular songwriter, Stephen Foster (1826-1864). Foster composed over 200 songs, many of which have passed into the American Canon. They include "Camptown Races," "Old Folks at Home," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Beautiful Dreamer," "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," and "Hard Times Come Again No More." His "Oh Susanna," forever changed the history of American popular song, selling over 100,000 copies at a time when the previous best selling song had sold no more than 5000 copies.
|Placed By||Bowery Alliance of Neighbors|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 584724 N 4507629|
|Decimal Degrees||40.71523333, -73.99690000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.914', W 73° 59.814'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 54.84" N, 73° 59' 48.84" W|
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