17. John Steinbeck's Cottage
425 Eardley Avenue (between Spruce and Pine)


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Steinbeck bought this cottage early in 1941 and lived here briefly with Gwen Conger, who later became his second wife. He wrote parts of The Sea of Cortez and The Forgotten Village here.

They moved to NYC in the summer of 1941.

Continue up Eardley to Spruce Street, and turn left. Go one block to the stop sign, and turn left on David Avenue. Go down to Central Avenue (the second traffic light) and turn left. Continue on to 2nd Street, and at the corner is a cottage with a cupola and weathervane. This is . . .