Celia Thaxter House

The Celia Thaxter House is an historic house at 524 California Street in the village of Newtonville in Newton, Massachusetts. The house was built in 1856 and American poet and author Celia Thaxter lived in the house until it was sold in 1880 when she moved to Kittery Point, Maine.

The house is a private residence and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

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    When other Ladies to the Shades go down,
    Still Flavia, Chloris, Celia stay in Town;
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    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Across the lonely beach we flit,
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    One little sandpiper and I.
    —Celia Thaxter (”Laighton”)

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