624 White Street, Key West, The “Elizabeth Bishop” House. The first time for sale since the present owner’s family purchased the house from the poet Elizabeth Bishop in 1946. Except for the addition of a downstairs bath, the house has is period correct and kept basically the same as when occupied by Elizabeth Bishop.
As featured in the New York Times:
“The art of losing isn’t hard to master,” begins Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art,” followed by a recounting of her losses, which include “three loved houses.” Now Key West Literary Seminar, a literature nonprofit that has championed the writer’s work, is paying $1.2 million for the first of those houses, which she lived in for nearly a decade. It plans to use the Key West house as its headquarters. Bishop bought the house, located at 624 White Street, when she moved to Key West in 1938. It has been privately owned since she sold it in 1946, and subsequently became a registered national literary landmark.
Read the complete article online: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/books/elizabeth-bishop-home-key-west.html
|Address:||624 White Street|
|Lot Square Feet:||6,030|