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From “Eye Sore” to Treasure: James Merrill House Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

March 12th, 2015

IN THE Book of Ephraim, James Ingram Merrill jokingly refers to 107 Water Street as the “old eye sore,” but in August 2013 the late-Victorian building received official recognition of its significance to Stonington Village and beyond with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The honor imposes no restrictions on maintenance or use. Rather, it only confirms and publicizes the importance of Merrill and his home in our nation’s literary history.

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