ROBERT W. CHAMBERS
New York City
Upon his return from studying art in France, young Chambers
went to live
in a rooming house on New York City's Washington Square,
house which had become famous for the variety of writers
who have lived there.
Madame Katherine Blanchard's Rooming House at 61 Washington
many famous people lived including Robert W. Chambers,
Theodore Dreiser, Adelina Patti, Frank Norris, Stephen
Crane, Willa Cather,
John Dos Passos, James Oppenheim, O. Henry, Henri Matisse,
Rose O'Neill, and Carton Moore-Park.
The tree in the picture was planted in honor of poet
Seeger in 1921.
It was while living here that Chambers wrote "The King
in Yellow" stories.
New York office
It appears that Chambers wrote from an
office or residence at 43 East Eighty-Third Street
in New York City
Broadalbin, New York
Part of the Chambers family estate became Robert's refuge.
In upper New York
State at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains is the
town of Braodalbin. It
was here that the Chambers's had a small summer house
that would become,
befitting the grand style in which a wealthy writer must
live, a mansion in the
wilderness. As a popular author, the local shops
enjoyed selling postcards of
the author's home. Though these one can see the
evolution of his wealth.
One must assume that the small figures standing in front
of the right
porch are Robert and Elsie Chambers.
A similar view to the above by The Valentine & Sons'
Publishing Co shows the
author, looking debonair in his summer whites, standing
in front of the house.
By the late 1920's the house had evolved into a mansion.
The rear views of the house are as spectacular.
This bird's eye view, as the postcard claims, shows
the rear view of the house prepared for a party of some
Sadly the house has been changed and put to new use.