Ok y'all, let's follow up on yesterday's #tuesdaytrivia! Pictured yesterday was the Wolfe family playhouse, built back in 1900 by Tom's father WO. It originally stood in the backyard of the Wolfe family home on 92 Woodfin Street, just a couple blocks away from the Old Kentucky Home. When plans were made to demolish the family home in 1955, the playhouse was relocated to the grounds of the memorial for preservation. Pictured above in black and white, the playhouse at its original Woodfin location. Below, an image from a 1907 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map noting the family home and small playhouse in rear. Congrats to @frangipanu for getting it right, and @ashton_jb- Thank you for sharing that bit of history with us on using it for a field office! Over the years at the Woodfin location, Tom's sister Mabel recalled its use as a guest house from time to time! #anangelgetsitswings #whenyouguesscorrectly #twolfememorial #oldkentuckyhome #wolfeplayhouse
Photo by Elliot Lyman Fisher, courtesy of the Thomas Wolfe Collection, NC Room, Pack Memorial Library.