Worsham|Habersham House in Go Down, Moses (Location)

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Worsham House
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House
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1309
Y: 
724
Description: 

The dilapidated Worsham house sits on the edge of town. It has a "paintless front door," and "the entire house was still lighted with oil lamps and there was no running water in it" (360-61). Belle Worsham, the current proprietor, inherited the house from her father, Samuel Worsham. Mollie Beauchamp, Hamp Worsham, his wife, Belle Worsham, and - at least for a few moments - Gavin Stevens gather in a "clean, spare bedroom with its unmistakable faint odor of old maidens" to mourn Samuel Worsham Beauchamp's death (361). There is a "hard straight chair," a rocking chair, and a brick hearth in the room (361). (Because we treat Belle Worsham and Eunice Habersham - in Intruder in the Dust - as the same character, we treat this old house and the one that Miss Habersham lives in as the same location.)

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
Types: 
Mansion

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