(1924-1984)On this site stood the home of the Faulk family of Monroeville, relatives of the writer Truman Capote. Capote himself lived in this home between 1927 and c. 1933, and for several years spent his summer vacations here. Two of the Faulk sisters operated a highly successful millinery shop located on the town square. The third sister, affectionately known as "Sook," was the inspiration for characters in the Glass Harp, The Thanksgiving Visitor, and A Christmas Memory. The original structure on this site burned to the ground in 1940, and the second home was demolished in 1988. Monroeville remained important to Capote throughout his life, and he returned to the area many times in the years before his death to visit surviving relatives.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 469248 N 3487694|
|Decimal Degrees||31.52375000, -87.32390000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 31.425', W 87° 19.434'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 31' 25.50" N, 87° 19' 26.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 257 S Alabama Ave, Monroeville AL 36460, US|
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