Catcher in the Rye – Places

Catcher in the Rye– Places

Pencey Preparatory
In Agerstown Pennsylvania, this school has; “Because 1888 we have actually been molding young boys into
superb, clear-thinking young men”
Mr. Spencer’s Home
Holden talks to his teacher Mr. Spencer here about flunking history. It smells like Vicks Nose Drops.
The Can
Where Holden views Stradlater shave and prepare to see his date Jane Gallagher.
The Ossenburger Memorial Wing
The Junior and Senior class wing of the new dorms at Pencey. This is where Holden shares a room with a senior (senior). Ossenburger is a rich alumni of Pencey who gives a “10 hour” speech in Chapter Three.
The Football Field
Where Holden watches the Saxon Hall vs. Pencey Prep football game from Thomsen Hill
Ed Banky’s Automobile
Ed Banky doesn’t know what takes place here, which a good thing.
The Whooton School
The first discussed school Holden participated in. Carl Luce went there.
Elkton Hills
The 2nd mentioned school Holden participated in. The school is commanded by Mr. Haas who, according to Holden is “the phoniest bastard I ever met in my life”
The Train
He rides this from Agerstown to New York. During the trip he meets Ernest Morrow’s mom.
The Taxicab
When Holden gets to New York he flights around in this car and asks the chauffeur about “You know those ducks because lagoon right near Central Park South?”
The Edmont Hotel
“I didn’t know then that the goddam hotel had lots of perverts and morons”
The Lavender Room
Where Holden satisfies Bernice, Marty and Laverne from Seattle. “The band was putrid. Friend Vocalist. Really brassy, but bad brassy– corny brassy”
The Sandwich Bar
Where Holden satisfies the two nuns and eats a Swiss cheese sandwich
The Museum of Nature
Where Holden goes to the displays that are that like they were in his youth
The Broadway Theater
Where Holden and Sally visit “The Lunts”
The Radio City Ice Skating Rink
Where Sally and Holden go ice skating after seeing “The Lunts”
Holden’s Parents House
Where Holden visits his “kid sis” Phoebe
The Field of Rye
The setting of Holdens “Ideal Task”, capturing the children prior to they fall off the cliff
Central Park
Where Holden opts for a walk to try to find ducks in the night
Mr. Antolini’s Apartment or condo
Where Holden sleeps over for part of the night until he is awoken and sneaked out
The Carousel
At the end of the book Phoebe flights this in Central Park

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