Eudora Welty House

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Eudora Welty House
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Eudora Welty House front
Eudora Welty House is located in Mississippi
Eudora Welty House
Location 1119 Pinehurst Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°19′7.7″N 90°10′13.22″W / 32.318806°N 90.1703389°W / 32.318806; -90.1703389Coordinates: 32°19′7.7″N 90°10′13.22″W / 32.318806°N 90.1703389°W / 32.318806; -90.1703389
Built 1925
Architect Wyatt C. Hedrick
Architectural style Tudor Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 02001388
USMS # 049-JAC-5917-NHL-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 21, 2002[2]
Designated NHL August 18, 2004[3]
Designated USMS September 21, 2001[1]

The Eudora Welty House in Jackson, Mississippi was the home of author Eudora Welty for nearly 80 years. It was built by her parents in 1925.[4] In it she did all her writing, in an upstairs bedroom. Welty created the garden over decades. The house was first declared a Mississippi Landmark in 2001,[1] added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002,[2] and declared a National Historic Landmark in 2004.[3][5] This was part of a raised awareness of the significance of authors and literary life in the United States.

The house was restored by the Eudora Welty Foundation and State of Mississippi. In 2006 the house and garden were opened to the public as a museum.[6] The renovation of the house and garden is part of a larger effort to celebrate and promote Mississippi's literary heritage as a means of developing tourism to the state.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Landmarks". Mississippi Department of Archives and History. May 2008. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Eudora Welty House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  4. ^ "One Writer's Retreat". The Sun Herald. 2006-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  5. ^ Richard J. Cawthon and Daniel J. Vivian (January 13, 2002). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Eudora Welty House PDF (387 KB). National Park Service. 
  6. ^ Roger Mudd (2006-05-04). "A Shrine to Southern Literature, Slightly Frayed". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  7. ^ George McNeill (2005-05-02). "State's Literary History Plays Role in Tourism Development". Mississippi Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 

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