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

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"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 Center, which he called 'Gopher Prairie' in the novel"
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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
Historic Function: Single Dwellingwarning.png"Single Dwelling" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Current Function: Museum

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.

"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 Center, which he called 'Gopher Prairie' in the novel"

(Hanson, Krista)

Contents


Memories and stories

Photo Gallery

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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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