05-19-2012 – H.P. Lovecraft Lived Here – 169 Clinton Street (at State St.)

H.P. Lovecraft lived here.

Today I tried to go to 7 Middaugh Street, where W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee lived in the 1940s, but apparently that address has been gone since 1947, thanks to the BQE. Obviously, I don’t always do too much research before heading out my door!

Anyway, I kept walking until I got to a former home of H.P. Lovecraft. According to my reading, he lived at 169 Clinton Street from 1925-26. It was in a northwest corner room there that he wrote “The Horror at Red Hook”, which can be read here.


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