Charles Dudley Warner, Hartford, Connecticut:
In Hartford’s Nook Farm neighborhood once stood the residence of famed author, Charles Dudley Warner. He was a travel writer, essayist, editor of The Hartford Courant and collaborator with Mark Twain on the book‚ The Gilded Age. Warner’s Victorian-era mansion was stylized with English Tudor themes. It was erected around 1870 but later fell into disrepair and demolished.
The citizens of San Diego, California, so appreciated Warner’s flattering description of their city in his book “Our Italy” that they named three consecutive streets in the Point Loma neighborhood after him: Charles Street, Dudley Street and Warner Street. Warner was also created the famous remark, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Mark Twain used the quote in some of his many humorous lectures, and Warner’s quip is often misattributed to his friend, Twain.