Mark Twain House

351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut

Built in 1874, for the "father of American literature" and "the greatest humorist this country has produced," Mark Twain (1835-1910), and his wife Olivia Langdon (1845-1904). The Twains lived here from 1874 to 1891. It was designed - some say to resemble a boat - by the New York architect, Edward Tuckerman Potter (1831-1904). Most frequently described as having been built in the Gothic-Revival style, it was slightly ahead of its time showing distinct signs of the later Queen Anne Style and elements of the Arts & Crafts movement too. It was from this home that Twain adored that he wrote many of his best-known works, including Huckleberry Finn etc. Today, the house is a popular museum to Twain.   

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 09/12/2018 and last updated on 04/09/2021.


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