10. Putnam’s Monthly (10 Park Row)

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View of Park Row from a distance from Vesey Street Image via Library of Congress

At the rather hopeless end of Herman Melville’s career, after Pierre had garnered strong criticism from the public and put him at a financial standstill, he reluctantly took a position at Putnam’s Monthly on Park Row. It was here that Melville got his first taste of obscurity, though his position as an editor did give him a chance to produce some of his greatest short prose including the Piazza Tales and Israel Potter.

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