The William Maxwell Boyhood Home

The William Maxwell Boyhood Home (HM202R)

Location: Lincoln, IL 62656 Logan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 9.103', W 89° 22.263'

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William Maxwell (1908-2000), author and editor, lived in this home from 1910-1920. He often returned to this home and Lincoln in his novels and short stories. His Midwestern childhood, particularly his mother's death in the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, influenced much of his writing. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and served as fiction editor for The New Yorker from 1936-1976. He wrote 14 works of fiction and memoir and his novel, So Long, See You Tomorrow, won the American Book Award in 1980. His name is etched on the frieze of the Illinois State Library.
HM NumberHM202R
Year Placed2001
Placed ByFriends of William Maxwell and The Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 298046 N 4447291
Decimal Degrees40.15171667, -89.37105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.103', W 89° 22.263'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 6.18" N, 89° 22' 15.78" W
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Area Code(s)217
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 184 9th St, Lincoln IL 62656, US
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