Built in 1878, the house is a National Historic Landmark. Willa Cather lived in this house from 1884 to 1890 - a time that later proved to be a critical in her development as a writer.
Willa Sibert Cather (1873-1947) moved with her family from Virginia to the Red Cloud area in 1883. Many of her best known writings deal with life in the Red Cloud vicinity. The Cather House figures prominently in The Song of the Lark, The Best Years, and Old Mrs. Harris. This house is the most important Nebraska building associated with Cather's literary career.
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