Quarry Farm

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Quarry Farm
Quarry Farm.jpg
Quarry Farm is located in New York
Quarry Farm
Location Crane Rd., Elmira, New York
Coordinates 42°6′47″N 76°46′56″W / 42.11306°N 76.78222°W / 42.11306; -76.78222Coordinates: 42°6′47″N 76°46′56″W / 42.11306°N 76.78222°W / 42.11306; -76.78222
Area 255 acres (103 ha)
Built 1870
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001177[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1975

Quarry Farm is located in Elmira, New York. In 1869, Jervis Langdon purchased it as a vacation home for his family.[2] When he died the following year, it was inherited by his eldest daughter, Susan Langdon Crane, Mark Twain's sister-in-law.

Twain and his family summered there for over twenty years.[3][4] He wrote much of his work in an octagonal[3] study built expressly for him about 200 yards (180 m) from the main house in 1874.[2]

The study has since been moved to the Elmira College Old Campus in order to protect it from vandalism.[5] The home is not open to the public.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Twain's Home in Elmira". Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Hal Bush (Advent-Christmas 2010). "A Week at Quarry Farm". The Cresset, A review of literature, the arts, and public affairs, Valparaiso University. Retrieved May 2, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Ruth A. Lawlor (May 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Quarry Farm". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-10-19.  See also: "Accompanying four photos, from 1973". 
  5. ^ Janette Johnstone (June 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Elmira College Old Campus". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  See also: "Accompanying 33 photos, from May, 1983".  and "Accompanying nomination correspondence".