NRHP: The Elms

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The Elms (Bess Streeter Aldrich House)

The Elms (Bess Streeter Aldrich House)

NRHP Reference #: 77000824

NRHP Listing Date: 19770324


Off NE 1, Elmwood, Cass County, Nebraska

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"The Elms" was the home and study of Bess Streeter Aldrich, a prominent writer born at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1888. After a teaching career in Iowa and Utah, she moved to Elmwood, Nebraska, in 1909. Mrs. Aldrich's novels and short stories depict life on the Nebraska prairie in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and provide authentic interpretations of midwestern small towns. The two-story frame dwelling was constructed in 1922.

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