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Monday, June 4, 2012

Amelia Earhart's House

Amelia Earhart's house is on the market! According to Wikipedia, Amelia and her husband George Putnam lived in my hometown, Rye, NY, until a fire broke out in November 1934, destroying many family treasures and Earhart's personal mementos. The fire prompted them to finally move out to the West Coast.

I don't particularly enjoy learning about history, unless it is somehow attached to a home. For instance, I found the history surrounding the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina fascinating.

The mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart was recently in the news: "The discovery of an old jar of anti-freckle cream on a Pacific island could be a key clue in the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart, who disliked her facial spots... Researchers for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery found the jar, broken into five pieces, on a remote island in the Pacific republic of Kiribati, giving support to theories that the uninhabited island became Earhart's final resting place..."

Now here is the listing:

63 Franklin Ave, Rye, NY
Price: $2,495,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4
Lot Size: 0.57 acres
Built in 1888

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