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Garland, Hamlin, House

West Salem, Wisconsin
County of La Crosse.
357 West Garland Street
National Register Number: 71000040
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: WI-3 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum open in summer or by appointment..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
This rambling, nondescript structure is associated with author Hamlin Garland (1860-1940). Garland's early work exploded the romantic myths of the West, exposing the hard lot of the pioneers and frontiersmen; his later, more romantic novels--one of which brought him the Pulitzer Prize (1922)--celebrated the strength of the individual rather than the oppressive environment. Garland bought this house for his parents in 1893; he visited regularly, doing much of his writing during his lengthy stays.

The homestead has been facing severe physical deterioration. A new roof will be put on the Garland Homestead in fall 2008. A bid of $31, 801 has been accepted for the new roof.

See revised threat level.

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