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Jeffrey Eugenides Unveils New Work at Annual James Merrill Lecture

March 26th, 2015 Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides addressed a record crowd during the 10th Annual James Merrill Lecture in September. Eugenides started by expressing gratitude to the Ingram Merrill Foundation — which Merrill set up to help artists, musicians and writers — for bestowing a grant early in his career, when it made a significant difference to him. He went on […]

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 […]