Sherwood Anderson

Clyde (“Winesburg”), OHIO

  • Photo of city park — Clyde, Ohio
    The train brought excitement to Clyde. And to depart on the train was to embark on “the adventure of life.” Once the busy rail platform, this is now a city park and site of a plaque dedicated to Sherwood Anderson. — Clyde, Ohio
  • Photo of Main Street — Clyde, Ohio
    Main Street — Clyde, Ohio
  • Photo of Bell tower, the Presbyterian Church. — Clyde, Ohio
    Houses Kept & Unkept :: Bell tower, the Presbyterian Church. Through the little window, Reverend Hartman spied a woman in bed and was morally shaken. — Clyde, Ohio

    “Houses were like people. An empty house was like an empty man or woman. There were houses cheaply built, thrown together. Others were carefully built and carefully lived in, having careful loving attention.”
    Sherwood Anderson
    Tar: A Midwest Childhood, 1926
  • Photo of dilapidated house
    Houses Kept & Unkept :: Dilapidated house. — Clyde, Ohio

    “Houses were like people. An empty house was like an empty man or woman. There were houses cheaply built, thrown together. Others were carefully built and carefully lived in, having careful loving attention.”
    Sherwood Anderson
    Tar: A Midwest Childhood, 1926
  • Photo of Clyde, Ohio
    George Willard stops tremblingly by a picket fence under a streetlamp, reflecting: “ I must get myself in touch with something orderly and big that swings through the night like a star.”
    Sherwood Anderson
    “An Awakening”
    Winesburg, Ohio, 1919

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Appendix :: Literary Destinations

Sherwood Anderson

(1876-1941)
Clyde (“Winesburg”), OHIO
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Clyde (“Winesburg”), OHIO

The Sherwood Anderson Literary Center
c/o The Lorain County Historical Society
509 Washington Ave., Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: (440) 933-0865
Websitesherwoodandersonfoundation.org

What to See / Where to Go

Presbyterian Church

Anderson’s Residence, 1888-1895
129 Spring Avenue, Clyde, OH

Anderson’s Residence, 1887
214 Race Street, Clyde, OH

Winesburg, Ohio… Clyde’s View

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