Ida Tarbell House

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Ida Tarbell House
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Ida Tarbell House is located in Connecticut
Ida Tarbell House
Location 320 Valley Road, Easton, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°18′24.63″N 73°19′56.28″W / 41.3068417°N 73.3323000°W / 41.3068417; -73.3323000Coordinates: 41°18′24.63″N 73°19′56.28″W / 41.3068417°N 73.3323000°W / 41.3068417; -73.3323000
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Vernacular
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93001602
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 19, 1993[1]
Designated NHL April 19, 1993[2]

The Ida Tarbell House in Easton, Connecticut, is a farmhouse that was the home of muckraker journalist Ida Tarbell. She purchased the property in 1906 with proceeds from her two-volume book on the Standard Oil Company and lived in the home, which she called "Twin Oaks," until her death in 1944.[2][3] Most of her writing after 1906 was done in the study on the first floor.[3]

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.[2][3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ida Tarbel (sic) House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  3. ^ a b c Page Putnam Miller and Jill S. Mesirow (June 24, 1992), National Historic Places Landmark Nomination: Ida Tarbell House (pdf), National Park Service  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior PDF (32 KB)