Vandals Trash Robert Frost Home Owned by Middlebury College

Noble farm

Vandals broke into and ransacked a farmhouse that was once the poet Robert Frost’s summer house and that is now maintained by Middlebury College, according to the Associated Press.

Police in Ripton, Vt., said that as many as 50 people may have entered the house, the Homer Noble Farm, for what is believed to have been a drinking party for minors. Partiers burned some of the house’s wicker furniture and dressers for heat, police said, and also smashed pictures, dishes, and light fixtures.

Frost bought the house to use while teaching during the summer at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, where he was a faculty member for four decades. Bread Loaf is sponsored by Middlebury.

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