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Sauk Centre in Stearns County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Boyhood Home of Sinclair Lewis

United for Libraries Literary Landmarks Register

 
 
Boyhood Home of Sinclair Lewis marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 15, 2013
1. Boyhood Home of Sinclair Lewis marker
Inscription.  Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951) spent his formative years in this home. Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as for their strong characterizations of modern working women.
 
Erected 2013 by Minnesota Association of Library Friends; Sinclair Lewis Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Literary Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 45° 44.235′ N, 94° 57.44′ W. Marker is in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, in Stearns County. Marker is on Sinclair Lewis Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted on the house just right of the front door and
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below the National Historic Landmark plaque. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 812 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN 56378, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home (here, next to this marker); Sinclair Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Osakis Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 12˝ miles away); Stage Station (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home with markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 15, 2013
2. Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home with markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2018, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2018, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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