Eugene O’Neill in Ridgefield

Eugene O’Neill, the foremost American dramatist, lived from 1922 until 1927 in Ridgefield. He and his second wife, Agnes, bought Brook Farm on North Salem Road. It was an impressive residence. It was a large multi-roomed house with servant quarters, a four-car garage and thirty-one acres of land. O’Neill even purchased an Irish wolfhound to enhance his role as lord of the manor. It was a very compatible site for his writing. He wrote Desire Under the Elms as well as All God’s Chillun Got Wings, Marco Millions, The Great God Brown, Lazarus Laughed and Strange Interlude.

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