Gertrude Stein's home is on rue de Fleurus in Paris, France. It was here the noted author/art collector lived from 1903 to 1938, first with her brother, Leo Stein, from 1903 to 1914, then with her life partner, Alice B. Toklas, from 1910 to 1938. Stein was born in Pittsburgh in 1874, then briefly moved to Vienna and Paris, then Oakland and Baltimore, and spent time at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins. In 1902 she moved to London with Leo Stein, then wound up in Paris in 1903. It was in the Stein Salon, a three story apartment in the center courtyard of this building that Stein and her brother amassed their art collection and hosted greats from the art world. In 1914 Leo moved to Italy, under less than friendly circumstances, taking half of the collection with him. From that point on Stein lived alone with Alice B. Toklas, whom she met several years earlier and who had moved in in 1910. They hosted regular Saturday evening socials with notables from the world of literature and art. Ernest Hemingway, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound were among the many creative talents that walked through the doors. Stein published "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" in 1933 nad finally acheived the notoriety that had escaped her for many years. The couple lived here until 1938 when they moved to another apartment on rue Christine.