Pfeiffer House and Carriage House

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Pfeiffer House and Carriage House
Hemingway House-Piggott.jpg
Ernest Hemingway wrote portions of his novel A Farewell to Arms at this home, now a visitor center of the Crowley's Ridge Parkway.
Location Piggott, Arkansas
Coordinates 36°23′4.26″N 90°12′0.49″W / 36.3845167°N 90.2001361°W / 36.3845167; -90.2001361Coordinates: 36°23′4.26″N 90°12′0.49″W / 36.3845167°N 90.2001361°W / 36.3845167; -90.2001361
Built 1927
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 82002097 [1]
Added to NRHP June 10, 1982

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer House, also known as the Pfeiffer House and Carriage House, is a historic house museum at 10th and Cherry Streets in Piggott, Arkansas. It is where novelist Ernest Hemingway wrote portions of his novel, A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway was married to Pauline Pfeiffer, the daughter of the owners of the house, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer.[2]


Pauline Pfeiffer, Hemingway's second wife, had grown up in the home. Her uncle Gusavus Pfeiffer was a benefactor of the couple, even financing an African safari trip that inspired Hemingway's The Green Hills of Africa.[3]

Hemingway did his writing in a barn behind the home which he converted into a writing studio. The space still includes his pool table and clay pigeons.[3]

Modern use[edit]

The house is now the home of Arkansas State University's Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. The mission statement of the center is to "contribute to the regional, national and global understanding of the 1920s and 1930s eras by focusing on the internationally connected Pfeiffer family, of Piggott, Arkansas, and their son-in-law Ernest Hemingway." The center is also the visitor's center for the Crowley's Ridge Parkway.[2]

The property also includes the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Education Center, a Tudor-style home where Pauline's brother and his wife lived before it was opened to the public in 2004.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2006-03-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Hemingway-Pfeiffer Home Page". Arkansas State University. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  3. ^ a b c Jones, Janie and Wyatt. Arkansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. Guilford, CT: Morris Book Publishing, LLC, 2010: 37. ISBN 9780762748945

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