Literary Landmark: 1014 Dumaine St, Tennessee Williams house

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New Orleans, La.
Dedicated: 1988

Tennessee Williams, author of A Streetcar Named Desire (1940), bought his only New Orleans property in 1962. Williams lived sporadically in its second-floor Apt. B for 21 years, until his death in 1983.

The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries. More than 150 Literary Landmarks across the United States have been dedicated since the program began in 1986. Any library or group may apply for a Literary Landmark through United for Libraries. More information is available on the United for Libraries website.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that Playwright Tennessee Williams was photographed in his 1014 Dumaine St. home -- with a bust of Lord Byron -- shortly before his death in 1983. Photo courtesy of David Richmond / Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festivalsupports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website.


Tennessee Williams' Dumaine Street home in the French Quarter has a simply divine new life (Times Picayune)