The Shunned House by H. P. Lovecraft
The Shunned House’ is a horror novel by H. P. Lovecraft. It was first published in the October 1937 issue of “Weird Tales”. It is based on an actual house in Providence, Rhode Island, built around 1763 and still standing at 135 Benefit Street; Lovecraft was familiar with the house because his aunt, Lillian Clark, lived there in 1919-20 as a companion to Mrs. H. C. Babbit. But it was another house in Elizabeth, New Jersey that actually provoked Lovecraft to write the story.