Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, 810 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, Minnesota

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Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

Address: 810 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
City/locality-
State/province
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Stearns County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1880
Secondary Style: Queen Anne
Current Function: Museum
Notes: Sinclair Lewis Avenue was formerly South 3rd Street.

Sauk Centre Stearns

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, 810 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, Minnesota
(45.737115° N, 94.956839° WLatitude: 45°44′13.614″N
Longitude: 94°57′24.62″W
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This is the boyhood home of Sinclair Lewis, son of Edwin J. and Emma, built about 1880.[1]


"Young Harry Sinclair lived in this house from 1889 until 1903, when he left Sauk Centre to enter Yale University, from which he graduated in 1908. […] He began publishing stories regularly in 1915, and six of his twenty-two novels are set wholly or in part in Minnesota. Main Street is partially based on his recollections of his hometown of Sauk Centre, which he called 'Gopher Prairie' in the novel."

(Hanson, Krista)

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Memories and stories

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[2] Wikipedia

Notes

    Hanson, Krista Finstad. Minnesota Open House: A Guide to Historic House Museums. 1st. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2007.

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