Literary Landmark

To officially recognize any special location that is tied to a deceased literary figure, author or his or her work.


Year Began: 1986

The Literary Landmarks Association was founded in 1986 by former Friends of Libraries U.S.A. president Frederick G. Ruffner to encourage the dedication of historic literary sites. The first dedication was at Slip F18 in Bahia Mar, Florida, the anchorage of the Busted Flush, the houseboat home of novelist John D. MacDonald’s protagonist Travis McGee. Since that time, more than 100 Literary Landmarks™ have been dedicated across the country. A list of these Literary Landmarks™ is available on ALTAFF’s Web site,

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