Williams Family Wydown Boulevard Home

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6360 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri 63105

In Real Life:

The Glass Menagerie played an important role in the life of Edwina Williams, Tennessee William’s mother.  He gave her half of the royalties of the play and it was with the royalties – in 1955 – she bought the family’s final home at 6360 Wydown Boulevard in Clayton. In my opinion – after seeing all the places Edwina Williams lived with her family in and around St. Louis – this was the best address. It was here that Tennessee came to when he visited his mother in St. Louis until he died. On one visit – in 1968, Tennessee arrived at the home in the midst of a break down. His brother Dakin Williams then checked him into Barnes Hospital where he was treated for addiction.

Where Tennessee Williams lived in and around St. Louis, Missouri

1918:  4633 Westminster, St Louis

1922:  5 South Taylor, St Louis

1924:  5938 Cates Avenue, St. Louis

1926:  Enright Place, St. Louis

1935:  6635 Pershing Avenue, University City

1938:  42 Aberdeen Place, Clayton

1940:  53 Arundal, Clayton

1955:  6360 Wydown, St. Louis, Missouri

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