16 October 2009

Montgomery, Alabama: Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald: Literary Landmarks of the Southern United States, #4

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, 919 Felder Avenue.
The plaque reads: 'Fitzgerald Home (ca. 1910). F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie lived in this house from October 1931 to april 1932.

'During that period Fitzgerald worked on his novel Tender Is the Night and Zelda began her only novel, Save Me the Waltz.

'Every place has its hours.... So in Jefferson (Montgomery) there existed then, and I suppose now, a time and quality that appertains to nowhere else. It began about half pst six on an early summer night, with the flicker and sputter of the corner street lights going on, and it lasted until the great incandescent globes were black. Inside wtih moths and beetles and the children were called in to bed from the dusty streets.'

'Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, "Southern Girls", October 1929.'

The front of the house.

A small note revealing that the bricks for this memorial came from Zelda's home at 6 Pleasant Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama.


Chromeheart said...

Hi. Has 6 Pleasant Ave been destroyed? TY.

Dr Tony Shaw said...

Hi. Sadly, yes: here's a link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-margaret-daniel/f-scott-fitzgerald-zelda-_b_4246431.html