Project Pride Needs Your Help Restoring the Robert E. Howard House

Robert E. Howard House

It seems Robert E. Howard’s home in Cross Plains is in need of some repairs. Word is that Two Gun’s bedroom window fell out and the sills are rotting on windows in his mother’s room. Project Pride is doing what they can, but timely donations would go a long way to restoring this historic landmark.

Donations can be mailed to:

Project Pride
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443

Or you can send money via Paypal to

In 1919, Howard moved into the house with his parents, and from 1924 to his death in 1936, he wrote most of the stories for which he is internationally renowned. Howard wrote for the pulp fiction magazines which enjoyed an extensive popularity in the early and mid-twentieth century and created a subgenre of literature–heroic fantasy, or sword-and-sorcery–which attained its widest popularity almost thirty years after Howard’s death. Although Howard wrote in a variety of genres and created a number of popular series characters, he enjoyed his greatest success in the subgenre of popular literature which he created and which featured his most successful and enduring character, Conan the Cimmerian. Regarded as one of the major twentieth-century exponents of fantasy literature, Howard’s significance is national. The period of significance extends from 1919, when Howard, who had already embarked on his tentative writing career, and his parents moved into the house, until 1936, when Howard, despondent over the impending death of his mother, committed suicide. The Robert E. Howard House is the one property most closely associated with the writers life and career and served as both his home and office for his brief career.


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