Robert E. Howard Museum

Robert E. Howard Museum
Robert E. Howard Museum Front Gate.jpg
Front gate of Howard Museum
Established1919
LocationJct Fourth St (SH 36) and Ave. J
Cross Plains, Texas
Coordinates32°7′16″N 99°10′18″W / 32°7′16″N 99°10′18″W / Robert E. Howard Museum
Robert E. Howard House
Robert E. Howard Museum Plaque.jpg
National Register plaque
Robert E. Howard House is located in Texas
Robert E. Howard House
Robert E. Howard House
Robert E. Howard House is located in the US
Robert E. Howard HouseRobert E. Howard House is located in the US
Robert E. Howard House94000984[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 19, 1994

The Robert E. Howard Museum is located at the junction of Texas State Highway 36 and Avenue J in Cross Plains, in the county of Callahan, in the U.S. state of Texas. The museum was the family home of author Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian.[2] The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Callahan County, Texas in 1994.

History

The T-shaped white frame home was built c.1919, by Mr. and Mrs. J.M.Coffman. Dr. Isaac M. Howard and his wife Hester Ervin Howard bought it shortly thereafter. Their son Robert was a teenager when they moved into the home. A bathroom and rear porch were added by Dr. Howard. Robert E. Howard committed suicide in his car in the driveway of the house in 1936. His father sold the house in 1944 to Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Grisham.[3]