Saturday, July 17, 2010
Mark Twain House
This is the house Twain built on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. For information about the house, see Mark Twain House and Museum The brick work is fascinating, and everywhere one looks, something else is jutting out. The detailing is extensive.
Twain was forced to leave the house in 1891 to make a European lecture tour, because his spending and poor investments made this house too expensive to maintain. His favorite daughter Susie died of meningitis in the house in 1895, making it too painful to stay in Hartford, so Twain moved to upper New York state.
Mark Twain died in 1910.