F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace St. Paul, Minnesota

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The birthplace of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Quick Facts

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319815
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Street Address
481 Laurel Avenue
Postcode
55102
Coordinates
44.945642° N, 93.120482° W

Description of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace

The Fitzgeralds were living in this Ramsey Hill house when their son Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (better known as F. Scott Fitzgerald) was born in 1896. The future author of the Great American Novel was born at home, as was common practice. The family lived here for two years after his birth, until the elder Fitzgerald lost his job as a wicker salesman and the family moved to New York.

The house is currently a private residence, recently occupied by a retired University of Minnesota professor who worked with an organization called Old Town Restorations to renovate the dilapidated apartment building. It now bears a National Literary Landmark plaque (it was given the designation in 2004).

Timeline

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul

    {ph12440} The day after I arrived in Minnesota, I took a long photowalk around St. Paul. Although I've visited the city many times since childhood, only recently have I begun to really notice its history and architecture. When David and I visited in 2009, we explored the Cathedral, the Capitol, and the Science Museum, all of which were interesting, but that was about all we had time for...

References & Resources

  1. F. Scott Fitzgerald's home becomes a landmark Minnesota Public Radio.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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April 11, 2015