Ezra Pound House (Sun Valley Center for the Arts)
Hailey, Blaine County
- Grants: 1998, 1999, 2000
Location: The Ezra Pound Birthplace, 314 Second Avenue South, Hailey, Idaho 83333
The birthplace of poet Ezra Pound built on, added to or moved to its present location by his father, Homer Pound, who came to Hailey by presidential appointment as Register of Mines in 1883. His son, Ezra, born in 1885, was the first child to be christened in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, two blocks away. The house eventually came to be known as the McKercher House after Roberta McKercher, a reporter for the Hailey Times. In 1998 the Ezra Pound Association purchased the house from the estate. The house was gifted to the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in 2005.