Famed abolitionist and author, Harriet Beecher Stowe lived at this Hartford home for over 23 years. Known for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, her residence in the city was located among many other local notables including Mark Twain.
Harriet Beecher Stowe moved into this home in 1873 along with her husband, Calvin. The home had already been constructed in 1871. While living at the home she played a very prominent role in the community. She was active in local charity organizations and enjoyed traveling for lectures on her works.
In 1896, Harriet passed away at the home surrounded by her family. Her grandniece, Katherine Day purchased the home years after Harriet’s passing as it had been sold out of the Stowe family. Mrs. Day also later purchased the nearby, Mark Twain home.
Now known as the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, the house serves as a museum and a collection of various works in honor of Mrs. Stowe’s strides in movements.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is located at 77 Forest Street in Hartford, Connecticut.
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