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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1884/00/00 Walt Whitman Home Walt Whitman uses the royalties from "Leaves of Grass" to buy a newly built residence for less than $2000 at 328 Mickle Street in Camden. Leaves of Grass (book)
1888/00/00 Thomas Eakins Guest Talcott Williams brings Thomas Eakins to Camden to meet Walt Whitman. Whitman finds the artist's lack of social graces refreshing and offers to sit for him. "Mr Eakins, the portrait painter, of Philadelphia, is going to have a whack at me." WW
1892/03/26 Walt Whitman Died After suffering in poor health for many ears, Walt Whitman dies at home of pulmonary emphysema or bronchial pneumonia. Death of Walt Whitman
1892/03/27 Dr Henry Ware Cattell Pathologist Dr Henry Cattell's autopsy reveals Whitman's left lung had collapsed, and the right was substantially damaged. The heart is surrounded by abscesses with about 2.5 quarts of fluid. Dr Cattell removes Whitman's brain takes it back to his lab. Death of Walt Whitman
1892/03/28 Thomas Eakins Artist Thomas Eakins and protege, Samuel Murray, make Walt Whitman's death mask and a plaster cast of the poet's hand. At least three death masks survive, including one at the Princeton University Library. Walt Whitman Death Mask (sculpture) Death of Walt Whitman
1892/03/30 Walt Whitman In Memoriam The funeral for Walt Whitman is held in the parlor of his Mickle Street home in Camden, NJ. From 11 am until 2 pm, at least 1000 mourners pay their respects during the viewing. Death of Walt Whitman

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Particulars for Walt Whitman House:
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Historic Use Single dwelling
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Whitman, Walt, House
Registry Address: 330 Mickle St.
Registry Number: 66000461
Resource Type: Building
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 2
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Literature
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1884, 1892
Associated People: Whitman,Walt
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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