Kate Chopin House (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Kate Chopin House
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Kate Chopin House
Kate Chopin House (St. Louis, Missouri) is located in St. Louis
Kate Chopin House (St. Louis, Missouri)
Kate Chopin House (St. Louis, Missouri) is located in Missouri
Kate Chopin House (St. Louis, Missouri)
Kate Chopin House (St. Louis, Missouri) is located in the US
Kate Chopin House (St. Louis, Missouri)
Location 4232 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates 38°38′35″N 90°14′56″W / 38.64306°N 90.24889°W / 38.64306; -90.24889Coordinates: 38°38′35″N 90°14′56″W / 38.64306°N 90.24889°W / 38.64306; -90.24889
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built by Humphrey, Oscar F.
NRHP reference # 86000209[1]
Added to NRHP February 14, 1986

The Kate Chopin House, located at 4232 McPherson Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri, is the former home of author Kate Chopin. The house was built in 1897 by contractor Oscar F. Humphrey. Chopin moved to the house in 1903 and lived there until her death in 1904; while living in the house, she wrote her last poem and story. Chopin grew up in St. Louis before moving to Louisiana with her husband; after his death, she returned to St. Louis, where she began her writing career. Her stories discussed the evolving role of women in American society, and contemporary literary critics considered her one of the most significant St. Louis authors of the period. The house at 4232 McPherson is her only surviving former residence in St. Louis.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1986.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Toft, Carolyn; Maureen Jones (June 19, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Kate Chopin House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 16, 2014.