"When (the birthplace) was available 20 years ago both the Stowe Center and the Litchfield Historical Society evaluated the building and determined there was not much left of it from Beecher era," she said. "I wouldn't say that it wasn't worth preserving. But it's not on the site where it was built or in the community where it was built. So it's lost some of its context already and then being deconstructed makes it even more difficult. It's very sad."
In an article on popular culture, she wrote, "Any one who has [followed] what is called the trash literature of the day, must have noticed ... it has run very much in a foul and muddy current, full of the slang and filth of low and degraded society."