Addresses

LIST OF ADDRESSES FOR WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS, 1866-1920

Compiled by Elif S. Armbruster, PhD

1866-1871 Buys and lives at 41 Sacramento Street, Cambridge, MA
1871-1873 Rents 3 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, MA
1873-1877 Builds and lives at 37 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA
1878-end 1881 Builds and leases Redtop, Belmont, MA
January-July 1882 Rents 16 Louisburg Square, Boston, MA
July 1882-July 1883 One year tour in Europe
August 1883-August 1884 Rents 4 Louisburg Square, Boston, MA
August 1884-May 1887 Buys and lives at 302 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
May-September 1887 Stays in a hotel in Lake George, NY
November 1887-February 1888 Hotel stay in Buffalo, NY
March-August 1888 Rents an apartment on Ninth Street in New York City for six months
August 1888-November 1888 Stays in a hotel on West 23 rd Street for four months
November 1888 Rents an apartment at 330 East 17 th Street, New York City
May-December 1889 Rents Brooks Place, Belmont, MA
December 30, 1889-November 1891 Rents an apartment on Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
December 1891-May 1892 Rents an apartment at 241 East 17 th Street, New York City
May 1892 Rents an apartment at 40 West 59 th Street, New York City
November 1896 Rents an apartment at 115 East 16 th Street, New York City
Fall 1897 Returns to a different apartment at 40 West 59 th Street, New York City
Spring-Summer 1900 Rents summer house in Annisquam, Cape Ann, Massachusetts
October 1900 Rents the apartment at 115 East 16 th Street, New York City
March 1901 Purchases an apartment at 38 East 73 rd Street, New York City; sells it about six months later in the fall of 1901
Summer 1901 Rents summer house, “Shagbark,” in York Harbor, Maine
September 1901 Begins renting an apartment at 48 West 59 th Street, New York City
March 1902 Buys the summer house in Kittery Point, Maine
Spring 1902 Buys townhouse at West 82 nd Street, New York City, as an investment
February 1904-April 1905 European tour with wife Elinor and daughter Mildred (“Pilla”)
April 1905 Moves to the Hotel Ramon, 340 West 57 th Street, New York City
Summer 1905 Kittery Point
October 1905 Moves to the Burlington Hotel, “a family hotel,” at 10 West 30 th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, New York City
March-May 1906 Hotel Regent, Broadway and West 70 th Street, New York City
Summer 1906 Kittery Point
October 1906 Stays one week at the Oxford Hotel, New York City
October 1906 Kittery Point
November 1906-June 1907 Hotel Regent, New York City
June 1907-December 1907 Kittery Point
January-June 1908 European tour with Elinor and daughter Pilla
May 1908-October 1908 Kittery Point
November 1908-January 1909 Stays at Stratford House, 11 East 32 nd Street, and at the Burlington Hotel, 10 West 30 th Street, New York City
January 1909 Moves into a twelve-room apartment at 130 West 57 th Street, New York City which Howells owns until his death in 1920
May 6, 1910 Elinor Mead Howells dies; Howells leases the West 57 th Street apartment and moves to a hotel
July 1911-December 1911 European tour with Pilla
February 1912 House at 37 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, is sold
Summer 1912 Returns to “Shagbark” in York Harbor, Maine (son John occupies Kittery Point house after Elinor’s death)
July 1913-September 1913 European tour with Pilla
Summers 1914-1919 York Harbor, Maine
Winters 1914-1919 Spends several months each winter in St. Augustine, FL, or Savannah, GA, with Pilla
May 11, 1920 William Dean Howells dies in a rented apartment in the Saint Hubert Hotel on West 57 th Street, New York City

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