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James Merrill House Recognized As National Historic Landmark

Just three years after being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 107 Water Street, home to James Merrill from 1954 until his death in 1995, has been named a National Historic Landmark, of which there are just over 2,500 in the country. It is among a group of 10 new landmarks that includes properties, like the Merrill House, that honor LGBT history. The U.S. Department of the Interior said Merrill’s home received the designation “for its association with one of the most significant American writers of the second half of the 20th century.” The Merrill House is now in the company of the Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain house museums, the only other writers’ homes in Connecticut to have received this honor.

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