Weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft moved to New York City to marry the stylish milliner Sonia H. Greene and chase after the writer’s life in March 1924. Greene rented a spacious apartment (four rooms!) in the fashionable Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush. Lovecraft fancied himself landing a plum writing or editorial position.
By January 1925, Lovecraft suffered from the whims of fortune. After months of financial and health troubles, Greene moved to Ohio to work in a department store. Lovecraft began renting a room in Brooklyn Heights. Nonetheless, Lovecraft attempted to stave off depression and self-pity with a spate of winter activity.
You can join Lovecraft in his attempts to beat the winter blues in my latest story for Urban Archives. Join him as he watches a performance by the magician Harry Houdini and travels to Yonkers, New York to marvel at a solar eclipse.
Read about Lovecraft’s winter escapades here.
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