Hamlin Garland House

357 W. Garland St., West Salem, Wisconsin

Simple frame home purchased by Pulitzer Prize writer, Hamlin Garlin, for his parents

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Overview Looking Southeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2013

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Description 

This rambling, nondescript structure is associated with author Hamlin Garland (1860-1940). Garland's early work exploded the romantic myths of the West, exposing the hard lot of the pioneers and frontiersmen; his later, more romantic novels--one of which brought him the Pulitzer Prize (1922)--celebrated the strength of the individual rather than the oppressive environment. Garland bought this house for his parents in 1893; he visited regularly, doing much of his writing during his lengthy stays. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 11, 1971

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1971
Reference number
71000040
NR name
Garland, Hamlin, House
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1893; 1916

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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