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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The William Maxwell Boyhood Home

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
1. The William Maxwell Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription.  William Maxwell (1908-2000), author and editor, lived in this home from 1910-1920. He often returned to this home and Lincoln in his novels and short stories. His Midwestern childhood, particularly his mother's death in the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, influenced much of his writing. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and served as fiction editor for The New Yorker from 1936-1976. He wrote 14 works of fiction and memoir and his novel, So Long, See You Tomorrow, won the American Book Award in 1980. His name is etched on the frieze of the Illinois State Library.
 
Erected 2001 by Friends of William Maxwell and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 40° 9.103′ N, 89° 22.263′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on 9th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
The William Maxwell Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
2. The William Maxwell Boyhood Home Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 162 9th Street, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Niebuhr Family of Theologians (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Poem by Langston Hughes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas Speech (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centennial Park (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln's Lincoln (approx. half a mile away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois (approx. half a mile away); The Lincoln House (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln College (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
The William Maxwell Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
3. The William Maxwell Boyhood Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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