Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home is 3.5 blks. w. of Main St. at 810 Sinclair Lewis Ave. This is the restored childhood residence of America's first winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Lewis drew on his life and experiences in Sauk Centre to write “Main Street,” a novel about the fictional town of Gopher Prairie that put small-town Midwestern attitudes during the early 20th century under the microscope. The Lewis house, which can be seen on a 25-minute guided tour, contains period furnishings and other original items.