Steepletop

Also known as: Edna St. Vincent Millay House
NE of Austerlitz on E. Hill Rd., Austerlitz, New York

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Description 

From 1925 until 1950, Steepletop was the home of Pulitzer-Prize poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) one of America's most important literary figures of the 20th century. Feminist, agnostic, and political radical, Millay was a leader in the Bohemian cultural movement of the 1920s that was centered in New York's Greenwich Village. The home and its contents, including Millay's personal library, music, clothing, household implements and souvenirs from her travels (including Zuni pots) are virtually intact. Her writing cabin, where she produced many of her later works, is still standing. Millay's grave and those of her husband and her mother are on the property. -- 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
71000534
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant years
1925; 1950
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4
Contributing structures: 3