Monday, August 03, 2009

New England Houses

Location: New England
Near Concord, Massachusetts, just about where Paul Revere was captured during his midnight ride to warn that that British were on the move, sits the Wayside House. It was the home of Nathanial Hawthorne and the childhood residence of Louisa May Alcott. It is the place where the young Alcott girls staged their plays:

And right next door is the Orchard house, where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set "Little Women":

In western New Hampshire, near Franconia Notch and Mount Washington, is the house where Robert Frost lived.

His house is now home to a poet-in-residence much of the year, but quiet walks on the grounds are permitted. Frost's porch looks out over flower beds and tiger lilies along the road, and a stunning view of the White Mountains in the distance. The back yard consists of walking paths, an overgrown well, and the edge of the forest -- including, of course, the birches and the dark, deep woods.

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