|Even for late-19th century Victorian times, the Mark Twain house on Farmington Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut, was an odd architectural creature.
|Referred to as the "Tom Sawyer House," it was
this one or one very similar from which the young
Samuel Clemens emerged shortly before the Civil
War to conquer the written word.
|The conservatory, fountain and all.
|The first floor library, rich, dark, warm...Clemens preferred writing in the attic, or in bed.
|The Twain House third floor billiards room, the writer's favorite retreat.
|The Twain House, ground floor.