Last week, The John Updike Society announced it had snatched up the author's childhood home at 117 Philadelphia Avenue in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in order to turn it into a museum honoring the Pulitzer Prize winner's life and work.
Such a tribute, while touching, is nothing new -- take a look at five famous authors' homes that have become museums celebrating the former residents.
-- Jennifer M. Wood Condé Nast Traveler
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