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Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

William Saroyan House Museum

William Saroyan 1908-1981

 

— Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer —

 
William Saroyan Marker image. Click for full size.
2018
1. William Saroyan Marker
Inscription.  This was the Fresno home of William Saroyan for the last 17 years of his life. In that time he wrote:
1964 — One Day in the Afternoon of the World
1966 — Short Drive, Sweet Chariot
1968 — I Used to Believe I had Forever, Now I’m Not So Sure
1971 — Don’t Go, But If You Must, Say Hello to Everybody
1972 — Places Where I’ve Done Time
1973 — Days of Life and Death and Escape to the Moon
1976 — Sons Come and Go, Mothers Hang in Forever
1978 — Chance Meetings
1979 — Obituaries
1983 — Posthumous: Births and My Name is Saroyan

This home at 2729 W. Griffith Way has been placed on the Fresno City and Fresno County Registers of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1989 by William Saroyan Festival Committee. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 36° 47.397′ N, 119° 50.569′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County
William Saroyan House Museum image. Click for full size.
2018
2. William Saroyan House Museum
The marker is to the right of the garage door.
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. Marker is on Griffith Way east of Marks Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2729 W Griffith Way, Fresno CA 93705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christmas Tree Lane (approx. 2.3 miles away); Forestiere Underground Gardens (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sierra Sky Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); "100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Railroad to the San Joaquin Valley" (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fresno Memorial Auditorium (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fresno Corridor of Flags Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Church-Sperry Mill and Mill Ditch (approx. 4.7 miles away); George M. Bowman (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fresno.
 
More about this marker. The museum is open Tue-Sat 10-6.
 
Also see . . .  Saroyan House Museum. (Submitted on October 16, 2018.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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