Cather House

Also known as: Willa Cather House
SW corner of 3rd and Cedar Sts., Red Cloud, Nebraska

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Description 

From 1884 to 1890, this was the home of Willa Cather (1876-1947), an author who captured the pioneer spirit of the West and Southwest as few other writers have. Her works, local in scope, and national in significance, include such favorites as "O Pioneers!", "My Antonia", and "Death Comes for the Archbishop." Cather once recalled that the "years from eight to fifteen are the formative period in a writer's life." These were the years when she lived in Red Cloud. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 11, 1971

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1969
Reference number
69000139
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1884; 1890