You Can Buy the House Where F. Scott Fitzgerald Wrote His First Book


You don’t have to be a millionaire to own a little piece of literary history. The row house in St. Paul, Minnesota where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote This Side of Paradise, a National Historic Landmark, is up for sale, Curbed reports.

Fitzgerald went back to his parents’ house in St. Paul in 1919 after his future wife, Zelda Sayre, rejected him. Determined to prove that he could support her, he set to work writing what would become his first published novel, his account of Princeton life and the “lost generation” that emerged after World War I. He and Zelda would marry in 1920, the same year the novel came out.

The three-story, four-bedroom house, built in 1889, is priced at $650,000. Fitzgerald did his writing in the second-floor bedroom pictured above, according to the realtors, so keep a lookout there for literary ghosts.

[h/t Curbed]

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