Danville in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene
These twelve years, beloved one, have been a journey into light - into love. You know my gratitude and my love!
Eugene O'Neill, from the dedication of Long Day's Journey into Night to Carlotta Monterey O'Neill on their 12th wedding anniversary
O'Neill dubbed Tao House "Carlotta's masterpiece.” A native Californian, she chose a unique design for their new home, reflecting a blend of Spanish-colonial and Chinese influences.
So that O'Neill could devote himself fully to his writing, Carlotta took charge of the house and servants, typed his manuscripts, and protected him from the intrusion of unwanted guests. Among the few visitors to Tao House were O'Neill's three children from former marriages - Eugene, Jr., Oona, and Shane.
Carlotta once referred to herself as O'Neill's "wife, mistress, housekeeper, secretary, friend, and nurse." During their residency at Tao House, she was called upon to fill all these roles, nurturing and caring for her husband as he descended into the darkest recesses of his soul to give birth to his finest tragedies.
Topics. This historical marker Arts, Letters, Music • Women.
Location. 37° 49.256′ N, 121° 59.792′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Front Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eugene O'Neill: O'Neill in Danville (here, next to this marker); Eugene O'Neill: The Nobel Prize (here, next to this marker); Eugene O'Neill (a few steps from this marker); Eugene O'Neill: A Moon for the Misbegotten (within shouting distance of this marker); Danville Grammar School (within shouting distance of this marker); Tatcan Bay Miwok Indians (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) (about 300 feet away); Shuey/Podva House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the Eugene O'Neill Commemorative Park, across the street from the library.
Also see . . . Carlotta Monterey (Wikipedia). "Carlotta Monterey (born Hazel Neilson Taasinge; December (Submitted on July 31, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on June 17, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.