St. Louis residents seek to make Maya Angelou’s home a landmark

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Ronda Wright finds it a bit poetic that she hung on to her 127-year-old St. Louis home five years after transferring to Texas.

After all, it once sheltered writer Maya Angelou.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Wright hopes to get Angelou’s childhood home on Hickory Street designated as a local landmark.

Wright learned of the 1,300-square-foot home’s ties to Angelou not long after her childhood idol died last year in North Carolina.

The head of the group Landmarks Association of St. Louis says the house wouldn’t likely be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places because it isn’t a place where Angelou produced any of her famous writings.

But there is an effort afoot to get it designated as a city landmark.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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