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Walt Whitman House

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Walt Whitman House in Huntington, New York is the birthplace of poet, Walt Whitman. The home was built c 1816 by his father, Walter Whitman, a professional carpenter. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1816/00/00 Walter Whitman Home Home builder Walter Whitman builds himself a house, Whitman family home, 1816 - 1823
1819/05/31 Walt Whitman Born Walt Whitman is born in West Hills, Huntington, New York Walt Whitman's 70th Birthday Dinner

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Particulars for Walt Whitman House:
Historic Use Agricultural outbuildings
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration Birth place or grave
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance Local
Criteria Person
Historic Use Single dwelling
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th September 1985

Registry Name: Whitman, Walt, House
Registry Address: 246 Walt Whitman Rd.
Registry Number: 85002549
Resource Type: Building
Theme Group: Huntington Town MRA
Owner: State
Architect: Whitman,Walter
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 2
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Literature, Exploration-settlement, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Birth place or grave
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Significant Year: c 1815
Associated People: Whitman,Walt
Historic Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Agricultural outbuildings
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Education
Current Sub-Function: Museum Library

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