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Genius Row: Frank Norris in the Village

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Frank Norris, Digital ID 1709281, New York Public LibrarySo many remarkable writers lived in New York City at 61 Washington Square South and the adjoining homes that the structures became known as Genius Row. Frank Norris, a writer mostly associated with San Francisco, lived here for a time (as did Willa Cather, O. Henry, and Stephen Crane). His birthday is March 5.

Norris's works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus: A Story of California (1901), and The Pit (1903).

Genius Row was demolished in the 1940s.

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