Laura Ingalls Wilder House

Also known as: Rocky Ridge Farm
1 mi. E of Mansfield on U.S. Business 60, Mansfield, Missouri



From 1896 to 1957, this was the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), famous author of the LITTLE HOUSE SERIES. These books, considered international classics by specialists in children's literature, tell of Wilder's life on the frontier as her family homesteaded in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and South Dakota and illustrate the struggles and hardships as well as the joys of pioneer life encounter by Laura as a young girl between the ages of five and eighteen (1872-1885). Wilder began writing at the age of 65; her books have been translated into 26 languages. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 17, 1991

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1970
Reference number
NR name
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, House
Architectural style
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1895; 1932
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2