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Hemingway house changes hands, still off limits to public

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/23/2017 By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press
FILE - In this July 30, 2007, file photo, the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway sits in the wooded landscape outside Ketchum, Idaho. The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 30, 2007, file photo, the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway sits in the wooded landscape outside Ketchum, Idaho. The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ownership of the Idaho house where Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but won't open to the public.

FILE - This July 30, 2007 file photo shows an interior view of the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway outside Ketchum, Idaho.The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This July 30, 2007 file photo shows an interior view of the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway outside Ketchum, Idaho.The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The Nature Conservancy earlier this month transferred the two-story, 2,500-square-foot house in the Idaho resort town of Ketchum to the Community Library, a privately funded public library.

FILE - This July 30, 2007 file photo shows the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway, center, in a wooded landscape outside Ketchum, Idaho. The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This July 30, 2007 file photo shows the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway, center, in a wooded landscape outside Ketchum, Idaho. The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Library officials said Tuesday that an apartment in the house will be renovated for a residency program for visiting writers, scholars and artists starting next year.

FILE - This July 30, 2007 file photo shows a view of the kitchen in the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway outside Ketchum, Idaho. The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This July 30, 2007 file photo shows a view of the kitchen in the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway outside Ketchum, Idaho. The ownership of the Idaho house where Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Hemingway experts say the famed author worked on "A Moveable Feast" and "The Dangerous Summer" at the house he owned from April 1959 until his suicide in July 1961 at age 61.

The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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