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(Letter to Reinhardt Kleiner, 16 November 1916) The Lovecrafts lived here from 1893 through 1904, when Howard’s grandfather, Whipple Phillips, died.
Lovecraft loved this building and hoped to someday have enough personal wealth to acquire it. Slater Avenue Grammar School, 200 University Avenue (Map) It was in 1898 that I first attempted to attend school....
) that I made my only childhood friendship—that with Chester & Harold Munroe...
In 1902 I again attempted school; & singularly enough, I went to the same old Slater Avenue edifice, which had now acquired a grammar department in addition to the primary grades.
You can find out plenty about historic Providence at the Providence Preservation Society and the Rhode Island Historical Society. 454 (then numbered 194) Angell Street, in the city of Providence.
This was the home of my mother’s family; my parents’ actual residence at the time being in Dorchester, Mass....
If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing.
A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.
Whipple, who burnt His majesty’s schooner Gaspee in 1772—had voted in the legislature on May 4, 1776, for the independence of the Rhode-Island Colony.
John’s—there must be some unsuspected vampiric horror burrowing down there & emitting vague miasmatic influences, since you are the third person to receive a definite creep of fear from it . (Letter to Frank Belknap Long, ) This was the home of Lovecraft from April 1926 to May 1933. Marinus Bicknell Willett in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
The “Fleur-de-Lys” house, 7 Thomas Street (Map) His card bore the name of Henry Anthony Wilcox, and my uncle had recognised him as the youngest son of an excellent family slightly known to him, who had latterly been studying sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and living alone in the Fleur-de-Lys building near that institution.
In early 1919, Lovecraft’s mother had a nervous collapse and she entered the hospital on March 13.
She died there on —as the result of a possibly bungled gall bladder operation. Upton of Brown, a friend of the family, gave me the freedom of the college obseratory, (Ladd Observatory) & I came & went there at will on my bicycle.The Old Court Bed & Breakfast, 144 Benefit Street (Map) Dr.