Quick Facts on the F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace
- Short URL
- Birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace, St. Paul
- 481 Laurel Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota55102
- St. Paul localityRamsey County countyMinnesota stateUnited States countryNorth America continent
- Main date(s)
- 44.945642° N,
- Opening hours
- Not open to the public
- 24 September 1896
- Birth of F. Scott Fitzgerald
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).
October 27, 2011
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