Márquez Farmhouse

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CONWAY: What do you keep out in that barn?
WEAVER: Used to be tools and feed. Then books. Now, I think it's mostly spiders.

The Márquez Farmhouse was Weaver Márquez's childhood home and the former residence of Weaver's side of the Márquez family. Located at 100 Macondo Lane, the family took out loans and constructed the farm after demolishing the old house on the property, sending them into debt.


A farmhouse atop a large hill. A family graveyard is located next to the house, with headstones inscribed with the surnames of the unfortunate: Nowakowski, Padilla, and Márquez. Shannon says that she doesn't know the first two names, and claims no one is buried there, calling it "decorative."

Jo Mielziner's opening set design for Death of a Salesman.
Another sketch of the Salesman set by Mielziner.

Joseph's computer gives directions from Equus Oils:

Head north-east on sixty-five, and turn left as soon as you see that ugly tree that's always on fire. Look for the barn at the base of the mountain there; can't miss it.


At the beginning of Act I, Conway meets Weaver at the farmhouse. Later in the act, he returns with Shannon, and the two discover an entrance to the Zero through the barn behind the house.

In Act II, when flying with Julian, the farmhouse is visible below.

In Act III, Shannon and Conway search for a way to return to the Zero, but mention that the barn housing the on-ramp has disappeared.

Name and references[edit]

The name "Márquez" comes from the famous Colombian magical realist author Gabriel García Márquez; the farmhouse's street name and number, 100 Macondo Lane, are references to the town of Macondo featured in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The design of the farmhouse is based on scenic designer Jo Mielziner's rendering of the opening set for the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman in 1949.

The barn behind the farmhouse features a barn quilt with the the "snail's trail" pattern.



  • SHANNON: Oh, and look at that headstone: "Márquez." I used to think that was for my parents. Now I don't know.
  • The farmhouse is silent and empty. The barn is still gone. So is the cave. A few horses graze in the empty field.
  • WEAVER: I like the large beams that run across the ceilings. I like to sit in the house and think of the hills and bluffs surrounding us, like a ... like a cradle.
  • An abandoned spiderweb stretches across the bottom of a saucepan. A skillet is seasoned with dust.