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A NATIONAL

LANDMARK

The building and Merrill’s apartment on the 3rd and 4th floors were designated a National Historic Landmark in 2016. The streetscape commercial tenants—two of whom have been there 50 years and knew Merrill as their landlord and friend—and the second-floor rental apartments maintain their late Victorian façade and floor plans. The building remains much as Merrill left it and still conjures the poet’s aura.

HISTORY 

OF 107 WATER STREET

The 1901 James Merrill House is a late-Victorian commercial/residential block located on Water Street in Stonington Borough, a picturesque maritime village set on a narrow, in the southeastern corner of Connecticut near the Rhode Island border. The eclectically styled, shingle-clad building
originally contained street-level retail space, second- floor clubrooms and third-floor living quarters.

THE COLLECTIONS

AT 107 WATER STREET

Take a brief tour of the apartment and the objects,  books, furniture at 107. Our conseravtion committee works tiurelessly to preserve these items. Adn thanks to generous grants XX

THE COLLECTIONS

AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

While Merrill's Stonington is preserved at 107, several institutions house his papers, correspondence, artwork and more.  

Browse these collections and learn more about the Merrill legacy. 

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