The Eudora Welty House and Garden sits on Pinehurst Street in Jackson, Mississippi.
This location was home to Pulitzer Prize winning author Eudora Welty and for 76 years, Welty lived and wrote in this location.
This home was completely finished in 1925 when author Eudora Welty was just 16 years old and had recently graduated high school. Welty penned a large collection of fiction and essays during her life inside the home until her death in 2001.
This Tudor Revival styled house was designed by architectural firm Sanguinet, Staats, and Hedrick out of Fort Worth, Texas, the same firm who designed the Lamar Life Building. The inside and outside of the home are authentic to their original style when the home was given to the State of Mississippi by Welty, complete with furnishings, artwork, draperies, rugs, and the thousands of books she had collected.
The house now serves as a museum, and is home to a collection of Welty's manuscripts papers, and photos. The outside of the home is a place of natural, scenic beauty that Welty described simply as her mother's garden. The garden has been carefully restored by hand to it's 1925-1945 glory when Welty would work side-by-side in the garden with her mother. The garden is not only back to its original state, it is carefully pruned in the same laborious style that Welty and her mother used nearly a century ago.
This historic location is not just the home of a famed writer, but a museum that brings to life the importance of reading and literature as well as a return to a simpler time when gardens brought people closer together with the world. Step back in time and experience the home of Eudora Welty in Jackson, Mississippi.