Published December 03. 2013 4:00AM
The James Merrill House at 107 Water St., Stonington, has been awarded a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. With this listing, official as of September 2013, the Merrill House joins other buildings in the area such as the Palmer House, the Stonington Lighthouse, and the Borough School as structures of national historical importance. Merrill House was awarded recognition because it was in this apartment that James Merrill worked as a writer, and it is where he was living when his literary reputation was solidified.
The building listed as the James Merrill House was built in 1901 by Stonington druggist and entrepreneur Francis Burtch.