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Twain, Mark, Boyhood Home

Hannibal, Missouri
County of Marion.
206-208 Hill Street
National Register Number: 66000419
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: MO-9 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
Described as perhaps the Midwest's outstanding literary shrine, this was the boyhood home (1844-1853) of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910)--better known as "Mark Twain"--humorist, novelist, and one of the better known literary figures of 19th century America. Clemens' life in this Mississippi River town had a great effect on his later literary career.

Condition:
There are no current threats.

The boyhood home continues in pristine shape. Three historic structures across the street from the home will be restored over the next few years, upgrading their appearance and allowing them to become more integral parts of the interpretive program.


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