|By Kenneth R. Gosselin, The Hartford Courant|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Now, the 1920s Colonial where Stevens' daily journeys began is on the market, with an asking price of
The 3,900-square-foot home on
But the home -- owned by
The cathedral decided to sell the house -- its brass door knocker is inscribed with the word "deanery" -- because priests now prefer to buy and live in their own homes, said
Since the property was listed Sunday morning, there have been six showings and more have been scheduled, according to
The listing has caught the attention of
"We might find some Stevens memorabilia to put in there," Finnegan said. "It would be low-key, not a museum like the Twain House. It's not going to be anything like open 9-5 on Saturdays or anything like that."
He added: "It would just ensure that the house wouldn't be totally revamped inside and out."
One family member -- a grandson of Wallace Stevens and his wife, Elsie -- still has furnishings from the house, Finnegan said.
After purchasing 118
"His daughter Holly was only 8 years old at that time," Johnson said, years from needing a sofa to sit with courting beaux.
The household had a tough time keeping domestic help because