Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

812 Sinclair Lewis Ave., Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Photos 

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

1. VIEW OF SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, FROM SOUTHEAST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Boyhood home of American author, Sinclair Lewis. Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1930, becoming the 1st American to be so honored. His novel, "Main Street," was partly based on his impression of Sauk Centre. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MN-86)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 1968
Reference number
68000027
NR name
Lewis, Sinclair, Boyhood Home
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1885; 1902
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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