Zane Grey House

Roebling Rd., Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

Photos 

EAST ELEVATION

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Zane Grey (1872-1939), a noted fisherman and author of novels about the American West, began his professional writing career in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania where he lived from 1906 until 1918. The house, a four-square completed in 1906 for Grey's brother and sister-in-law, was purchased by Zane Grey in 1914 and he enlarged it in 1915-16. At the time it was surrounded by a cluster of smaller houses and outbuildings that served as family compound and production center for Grey's early novels. After years of intermittent use by the Greys and their friends, the house was purchased in 1945 by Helen Davis, who operated it as an inn for 25 years. In 1973, a portion of the first floor was converted into a museum containing Zane Grey's household furnishings and memorabilia. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1983
Reference number
83002283
NR name
Grey, Zane, House
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Museum; Single dwelling; Hotel
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1905; 1912

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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