H.P. Lovecraft's home is on Angell Street in providence, RI. It was here the author moved to in 1904 and lived until 1924. He had been born at 194 Angell Street on August 20, 1890 in the home of his maternal grandfather. In 1893 Lovecraft's father was committed to Butler Hospital for psychiatric care. Shortly after his father's admission Lovecraft and his mother, Sarah Susan Phillips Lovecraft, permanently moved in with her family to the home at 194 Angell. They lived there with his aunts, Lillian Phillips and Annie Phillips, and his grandfather, Whipple Phillips until 1904, when Whipple died. His estate was in financial crisis and the family was forced to move to smaller accomodations. It was then that Lovecraft and his mother moved into this house at 598 Angell. He lived here, a sickly child, in relative seclusion for many years. He came to the attention of Edward F. Daas, the president of the United Amateur Press Association, in 1913 when he noticed Lovecraft's remarks in the letters column of "Argosy" magazine. He was invited to join UAPA in 1914. Through this association he was able to develop a large network of colleagues, many of whom would go on to become noted writers in their own right. In 1919 Lovecraft's mother was committed to Butler Hospital for depression, the same facility his father had lived in until his death in 1898. She would die here, also, in 1921 from complications following a gallbladder surgery. Shortly after his mother's death, Lovecraft was attending a journalists convention in Boston when he met Sonia Greene, a hat shop owner and widow from New York. The two married on March 3, 1924 and moved into her Brooklyn apartment, where she financially supported him during his search for literary success. Lovecraft's birthplace at 194 Angell was torn down in 1961.
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