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Oscar Dibble House - Savannah Historic District - Savannah, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 32° 04.575 W 081° 05.385
17S E 491529 N 3548891
Quick Description: The Oscar Dibble House, birthplace of Conrad Aiken, Poet Laureate of Georgia, was built in 1855. It is located at 228 E Oglethorpe Ave. in Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2008 10:19:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM53QQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
According to the National Trust Guide (visit link) the house is a two-bay Greek revival and has tripartite windows.

The historical marker in the median in front of the house reads:
"Conrad Aiken, Poet and Man of Letters, was born in Savannah on August 5, 1889 and lived at No. 228 (opposite) until 1901. After the tragic deaths of his parents he was moved to New England. Most of his writing career was divided between Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Rye, England. In 1962 he returned to Savannah to live and write in the adjoining house, No. 230 until his death August 17, 1973. Of his home here, he wrote: "Born in that most magical of cities, Savannah, I was allowed to run wild in that earthly paradise until I was nine; ideal for the boy who early decided he wanted to write."
Though he wrote novels, short stories and critical essays, his first love was poetry. His work earned many awards including the Pulitzer Prize (1930), National Book Award (1954), and the National medal of literature (1969). He was a member of national Academy of Arts and Sciences and held the Chair of poetry of the Library of Congress (1950-1952). Governor Jimmy Carter appointed him Poet Laureate of Georgia on March 30, 1973. Conrad Aiken is buried beside his parents in Bonaventure Cemetery."

This building is listed as a contributing building 13.22 in the Book, "Historic Savannah" which is a survey of all of Savannah's Historic Districts.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Savannah Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

228 E Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah, GA 31401

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