Katherine Anne Porter House

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Katherine Anne Porter House
Katherine anne porter house 2009.jpg
The house in 2009
Katherine Anne Porter House is located in Texas
Katherine Anne Porter House
Katherine Anne Porter House is located in the US
Katherine Anne Porter House
Location 508 W. Center St., Kyle, Texas
Coordinates 29°59′21″N 97°52′46″W / 29.98917°N 97.87944°W / 29.98917; -97.87944Coordinates: 29°59′21″N 97°52′46″W / 29.98917°N 97.87944°W / 29.98917; -97.87944
Area less than one acre
Built 1890
Architectural style L-plan
MPS Rural Properties of Hays County, Texas MPS
NRHP Reference # 04000893[1]
Added to NRHP August 20, 2004

The Katherine Anne Porter House is a historic house located in Kyle, Texas. It was built in 1890 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The house is the childhood home of writer Katherine Anne Porter. It was restored and turned into a short-lived museum at the instigation of Tom Grimes, director of the Texas State University MFA program.[2]

The house is now home to the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, which hosts readings from the Porter collections at the Wittliff collections, located on the seventh floor of the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University.

The Center is open to visitors by appointment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Gerald E. McLeod (December 18, 2009). "Day Trips Texas-born Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Anne Porter left a literary legacy". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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