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Bryant, William Cullen, Homestead

Cummington, Massachusetts
County of Hampshire.
Bryant Road, 2 miles from Cummington
National Register Number: 66000136
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: MA-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Open in summer as house museum..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
Poet, newspaper editor and critic Bryant lived here until early manhood, and made his summer residence here in the later years of his life (1865-78). He composed some of his best known poems in this house, including "Thanatopsis," written when he was just seventeen.


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