The Winesburg Photo Album
|For those of you who have visited my site over 5000 times in the past year, here are some real life Sherwood Anderson pictures to enhance your reading of the stories set in Clyde. Those stories being "Windy McPherson's Son" (1916), "Winesburg, Ohio" (1919) and "Poor White" (1921).|
The Presbyterian Church,
133 West Forest, was built in 1869, the tower was added in 1891 and remodeled
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Waterworks Pond, now Community Park, was the setting for many scenes in the book. Here is one of them:
again put his hands on the girl's shoulders. She embraced him eagerly and then again they drew quickly back from that impulse. They stopped kissing and stood a little apart. Mutual respect grew big in them. They were both embarrassed and to relieve their embarrassment dropped into the animalism of youth. They laughed and began to pull and haul at each other. In some way chastened and purified by the mood they had been in, they became, not man and woman, not boy and girl, but excited little animals."
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Sherwood Anderson's Residence,
1888-1895, 129 Spring Avenue in Clyde, now a
private residence. The house sits near the old spring where the first
Clyde resident lived. The spring was filled in years ago after a
child drowned in it.
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|Sherwood Anderson's Residence, 1887, 214 Race Street in Clyde, also a private home. The house sits above Waterworks Pond near where I consider Gospel Hill. (andres2.gif - 41k)|