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Christopher Morley

(1890 - 1957)

Rhodes Scholar and author, Christopher Morley moved to his hC._Morley_1910ome "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates in 1920. He later built a one room writing studio on this property, which he called "The Knothole."

Well known as a columnist, poet and playwright, Morley produced some of his plays in Roslyn at the Millpond Playhouse. This building, built as the War Memorial Building, is today home of the Bryant Library.

After his death in 1957, friends and neighbors joined together to save "The Knothole" and had it moved into the newly named Christopher Morley Park, where it still stands.

Books, photographs, new clippings and articles by and about Morley are available in the Library's Local History Collection.

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