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Thoreau House, Concord

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The Thoreau-Alcott House is a historic house at 255 Main Street in Concord, Massachusetts that was home to the writers Henry David Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott at different times.HistoryThe house was built in 1849 by Josiah Davis and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.Henry David Thoreau moved to this home in 1850 with his family; he stayed until his death on May 6, 1862. After the death of her mother Abby May, Louisa May Alcott purchased the home for her sister Anna Alcott Pratt, though she moved there as well along with her father Amos Bronson Alcott. It was in this home that Louisa wrote her novel Jo's Boys (1886), a sequel to Little Women (1868).Today, the home remains privately owned.
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  • It was quite interesting to see how Thoreau lived. It's a tiny house with not much in the way of comforts. At the time, it would certainly have been a peaceful place for contemplation and writing. And...  more »
  • Thoreau lived over 2 years in this very small house with minimal amenities. Although compact, it shows what is really a necessity and how much simpler we could live. Thoreau was an educated person who...  more »
  • This Tiny House is actually an amazing time machine. Step into it and sometimes you can even find the MAN himself (or a modern person who offers a pretty decent interpretation of him). It's located at...  more »

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