Helen wrote, "I was born June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, a little town in northern Alabama."
Let's go back to Tuscumbia now....
In The Story of My Life, Helen says, "I lived up to the time of my illness that deprived me of my sight and hearing, in a tiny house consisting of a large square room and a small one, in which the servant slept. It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion. Such a house my father built after the Civil War, and when he married my mother they went to live in it. It was completely covered with vines, climbing roses, and honeysuckles."
|The small early Keller home - Annie Sullivan later took Helen to this house to engender trust.|
|Ivy Green - "When I was about five years old we moved from the little vine-covered house..."|
|The English ivy still covers the fences|
|Magnolia in the gardens and yard|
Inside Ivy Green...
|The entrance hall|
|Annie and Helen's bedroom|
|The dining room made famous by "The Miracle Worker."|
|The water pump|