Vachel Lindsay House

Vachel Lindsay House was the birthplace and home of poet Vachel Lindsay. The Greek Revival house was constructed in 1879 and is located in Springfield, Illinois. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency operates the house as a historic house museum and offers tours of the home that emphasize Vachel Lindsay's poetry and art. The first floor contains an entry hall, two parlors, library, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and pantry. The second floor includes a central hall, sewing room, five bedrooms, bathroom, and trunk room.

Famous quotes containing the words vachel lindsay, house and/or lindsay:

    Boom, steal the pygmies,
    Boom, kill the Arabs,
    Boom, kill the white men,
    Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)

    I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don’t want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)

    Fat black bucks in a wine-barrel room,
    Barrel-house kings, with feet unstable,
    Sagged and reeled and pounded on the table,
    Pounded on the table,
    Beat an empty barrel with the handle of a broom,
    Hard as they were able,
    —Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)