Several days ago the partners who currently own the John Updike Childhood Home at 117 Philadelphia Ave. in Shillington signed an agreement of sale that the Society signed last week. So we now have a deal in place to purchase the home with funds generously provided by a foundation to be named once the deal is closed. The sale is contingent upon the Society being able to obtain a variance to operate the house as a historic property.
Here is the article that appeared in this morning’s Reading Eagle:
Another that more recently was published in The New York Times:
And a view from “across the pond” in The Guardian:
Short answer? No.