Bethlehem Area Public Library Dedicates Plaque to H.D. at Former Site of Her Childhood Home

Lehigh University Flier Announcing the dedication of a new plaque honoring H.D.

Unlike many of the beautifully-preserved Moravian buildings of Bethlehem, PA, H.D.’s childhood home did not survive. On the site now stand the City Hall and, perhaps fittingly, the Bethlehem Area Public Library. In September 2017, United for Libraries named the site one of 160 literary landmarks. For a local newspaper story about the dedication, see The Morning Call‘s “Literary Landmark in Bethlehem Named in Honor of Hilda Doolittle.”

1874 Map of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, showing Helen Wolle’s family home
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