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Fitzgerald Home

(ca. 1910)

 
 
Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
1. Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 1)
Cloverdale Historic District, Montgomery, Alabama
Inscription. (side 1)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie lived in this house from October 1931 to April 1932.

During this period Fitzgerald worked on his novel Tender Is the Night and Zelda began her only novel, Save Me the Waltz.

“Now once again the belt is tight and we summon the proper expression of horror as we look back at our wasted youth. Sometimes, though, there is a ghostly rumble among the drums, an asthmatic whisper in the trombones.... and it all seems rosy and romantic to us who were young then, because we will never feel quite so intensely about our surroundings any more.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Echoes of the Jazz Age,” November 1931.

(side 2)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie lived in this house from October 1931 to April 1932.

During this period Fitzgerald worked on his novel Tender is the Night and Zelda began her only novel, Save Me the Waltz.

“Every place has its hours.... So in Jeffersonville (Montgomery) there existed then, and I suppose now, a time and quality that appertains to nowhere else. It began about half past six on an early summer night, with the flicker and sputter of the corner street lights going on, and it lasted until the great
Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
2. Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 2)
Cloverdale Historic District, Montgomery, Alabama
incandescent globes were black inside with moths and beetles and the children were called in to bed from the dusty streets.”
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, “Southern Girl,” October 1929.
 
Erected 1987 by Julian and Leslie McPhillips for the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Association.
 
Location. 32° 21.502′ N, 86° 17.547′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Felder Avenue and Dunbar Street, on the right when traveling west on Felder Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located on the lawn of the Fitzgerald home. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 Felder Ave, Montgomery AL 36106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Moore-Tyson-McPhillips Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Folmar - Siegelman House (approx. half a mile away); Birth of Montgomery Bus Boycott (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Nat "King" Cole (approx. half a mile away); Home of Ralph David Abernathy (approx. half a mile away);
Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
3. Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 1)
Cloverdale Historic District, Montgomery, Alabama
Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 (approx. half a mile away); Rosa Louise Parks (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Fitzgerald Museum. (Submitted on October 8, 2013.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
4. Fitzgerald Home Marker (side 2)
Cloverdale Historic District, Montgomery, Alabama
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald home (front view) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
5. F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald home (front view)
Cloverdale Historic District, Montgomery, Alabama
F. Scott Fitzgerald image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2011
6. F. Scott Fitzgerald
This 1935 portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald by David Silvette hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who named the self­indulgent 1920s the Jazz Age, and his best-selling novel This Side of Paradise became one of the decade's first literary landmarks. But his most enduring achievement was The Great Gatsby (1925), which, in meticulously crafted prose, wove a modern morality tale set against a backdrop of luxury. Fitzgerald and his talented wife, Zelda, experienced -- in New York, Paris, and Hollywood­ some of the glamorous life he evoked. But struggling with financial disappointments, alcoholism, and Zelda's mental illness, Fitzgerald also probed the destructive underside of the era's bright illusions. When he met artist David Silvette in 1935, Fitzgerald was suffering from an emotional breakdown. He agreed to pose, however, and considered this a swell portrait. His career as chronicler of the dreams and disappointments of contemporary life was cut short by his death five years later.” — National Portrait Gallery
Graves in St. Mary's Catholic Churhyard image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 14, 2009
7. Graves in St. Mary's Catholic Churhyard
F. Scott, Zelda and Scottie (Frances Scott Fitzgerald Smith) are buried in the Cemetery of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Rockville, Maryland.
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald home (corner view) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
8. F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald home (corner view)
Cloverdale Historic District, Montgomery, Alabama
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald home (driveway view) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
9. F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald home (driveway view)
Cloverdale Historic District, Montgomery, Alabama
This Side of Paradise image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
10. This Side of Paradise
The Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is located in their former home.
This Side of Paradise image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
11. This Side of Paradise
The Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is located in their former home.
Cloverdale Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
12. Cloverdale Historic District
Montgomery, Alabama
 
 
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