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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Carson McCullers

 

—1917 - 1967 —

 
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Carson McCullers Marker
Inscription. The family of author Carson McCullers moved to this house in 1927. Here Lula Carson Smith spent her formative years 10-17 and here she began to write, putting on shows in the two sitting rooms, using the sliding doors as curtains and drafting brother Lamar and sister Rita as actors. Shows grew into plays, stories, and novels. She left to study writing in New York in 1934. When a teacher told her that the best stories can be found in one’s back yard, her “green arcade” of trees drew her home again. In the summer of 1935 she met James Reeves McCullers, Jr., whom she married in the garden here in Sept., 1937. They moved to North Carolina where the young author completed her first novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. During World War II, with Reeves overseas, Carson lived in New York but often returned home to work and rest. She liked to sit in the kitchen, absorbing its warmth, the aroma of food cooking and the conversation of the cook. In her front bedroom, she kept her piano and the typewriter where she worked on her novel and later prize winning-play, The Member of the Wedding. After the death of her father in 1944, Carson and her mother made their home in Nyack, N.Y.
 
Erected by The Friends of Carson McCullers, Inc.
 
Location.
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Carson McCullers Marker
32° 28.507′ N, 84° 57.378′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Stark Avenue north of 15th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1519 Stark Avenue, Columbus GA 31906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. He Helped Bring And Keep Fort Benning (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1918 Diamond Jubilee 1993 Camp Benning / Fort Benning (approx. ¼ mile away); Wynnton School Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Wildwood” (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Elms (approx. 0.8 miles away); Leonard Spring (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Elmo (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carson McCullers. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on June 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. Columbus State University (Submitted on June 17, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Carson McCullers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Carson McCullers Marker
Looking north on Stark Avenue
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Carson McCullers Marker
Looking south on Stark Avenue
Carson McCullers Marker and House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. Carson McCullers Marker and House
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By Carl Van Vechten, 1959
6. Carson McCullers
Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-130115]
Carson McCullers House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
7. Carson McCullers House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016.
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