Vachel Lindsay House

Vachel Lindsay House was the birthplace and home of poet Vachel Lindsay. The Greek Revival house was constructed in 1879 and is located in Springfield, Illinois. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency operates the house as a historic house museum and offers tours of the home that emphasize Vachel Lindsay's poetry and art. The first floor contains an entry hall, two parlors, library, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and pantry. The second floor includes a central hall, sewing room, five bedrooms, bathroom, and trunk room.

Famous quotes containing the words vachel lindsay, house and/or lindsay:

    Boom, steal the pygmies,
    Boom, kill the Arabs,
    Boom, kill the white men,
    Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)

    Shall I still be love’s house on the widdershin earth,
    Woe to the windy masons at my shelter?
    Love’s house, they answer, and the tower death
    Lie all unknowing of the grave sin-eater.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    He snapped at a mosquito.
    He snapped at a flea.
    He snapped at a minnow.
    And he snapped at me.
    —Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)