Literary Landmark: Robert Frost’s Key West cottage

Key West, Fla.
Dedicated: 1995
Partner: Florida  Center  for  the  Book

The Robert Frost Cottage at the Heritage House Museum was designated a Literary Landmark on March 25th, 1995 by the Florida Center for the Book. The cottage was the winter home of Frost in Key West from 1941 to 1960. The cottage contains original furnishings, books, letters, and mementos pertaining to Frost.

Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26th, 1874. His mother moved the family to New England after his father’s death. Frost was enrolled at both Dartmouth and Harvard universities; however, he never received a formal degree. In 1912 he moved with his wife to England to focus on his writing. It was there that he became good friends with fellow author Ezra Pound who helped Frost promote and publish his work.

He returned to the United States in 1915 soon after the publishing of A Boy’s Will and North of Boston. Frost quickly rose to the status of being one of America’s most beloved poets and was awarded four times with the Pulitzer Prize.

Frost died in Boston on January 29th, 1963.


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Robert Frost (Academy of American Poets)