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Walt Whitman Neighborhood


  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1854/00/00 Stephen D Button Home Stephen Decatur Button moves to 330 Mickle Street, now called Dr Martin Luther King Blvd.
1871/04/14 George Washington Whitman Groom Louisa Orr Haslam marries George Washington Whitman. The couple acquire a home in Camden. New Jersey. Located at 431 Stevens St, George Whitman's house burned in 1991 and was razed.
1873/05/00 Walt Whitman Life Recovering from a stroke, Walt Whitman moves to his brother's home in Camden, New Jersey, where his mother is dying. Located at 431 Stevens St, George Whitman's house burned down in 1991.
1882/01/31 Oscar Wilde Guest Oscar Wilde encounters Walt Whitman, living with his brother and sister-in-law in a row house on Stevens St (lost) in Camden, New Jersey. Oscar Wilde's 1882 Lecture Tour Of America
1892/03/30 George Washington Whitman Mourner Thousands line the streets to watch as Walt Whitman's carriage proceeds to his final resting-place at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden. Death of Walt Whitman

Places

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PlaceAsNotedInType
Walt Whitman House

Data »

Particulars for Walt Whitman Neighborhood:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Literature
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 20th January 1978

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Whitman, Walt, Neighborhood
Registry Address: 326--332 Mickle St.
Registry Number: 78001752
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private, Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 3
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Literature, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1884, 1892
Associated People: Whitman,Walt
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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