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Literary Real Estate – F Scott Fitzgerald edition

The four bedroom, 3600 square foot, townhouse that F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in from 1933-1935 has just come onto the market. While not cheap, at 450,000, it’s probably one of the more modest homes that Fitzgerald lived in during his often opulent lifetime. Nestled in Baltimore’s historic Bolton Hill neighborhood, which contains a large number of late 19th century buildings and is actually on the National Register of Historic Places.  The home can be toured virtually at the estate agent’s website, and from the photos it looks like a fantastic example of a Victorian building.

The period that Fitzgerald lived in this home was a hard one for him and his family: his father had just died, Zelda was institutionalized for schizophrenia, he as suffering more than ever with his alcoholism, and he was even more broke than usual. It was during this period that, however, that F. Scott wrote a number of his most acclaimed works including Tender is the Night.


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