Huffington Post: Home Where Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ For Sale by Teles Properties
As the saying goes, “if walls could talk, they would certainly have a lot to say.” Well not only do the walls in this home have a very rich history, but the home itself is now on the market.
The house where author, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is on sale. The six bedroom, one bathroom home is approximately 3,500 square feet and listed at $3 million. But the listing agent, Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties, says the home’s history trumps its size.
“This home is not about size and acreage, it’s more about the history. That’s where this value lies,” Carswell told The Huffington Post.
Stowe’s novel is praised as one of the driving force’s behind the abolitionist movement in the north, and Abraham Lincoln is famously known for calling Stowe “the little lady who started this great war.”
The 220-year-old Brunswick, Maine residence is located near Bowdoin College campus on 28 College St. Stowe penned the historic novel when it was originally located at 183 Park Row, it was later moved by the current owners to its present-day location.
The Wall Street Journal: Maine Home of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ Goes on the Market for $3 Million Under Teles Properties
Harriet Beecher Stowe was the mother of six when she sat down to write the novel that would become “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” According to Arline Pennell Lay, Ms. Stowe’s home in Brunswick, Maine, was too noisy for her to get any work done. So the abolitionist rented a room in a nearby house. That is where, between 1850 and 1851, much of the novel was written in a room on the second floor, said Ms. Lay.
That nearby house, which is owned by Ms. Lay, is now on the market for $3 million with Teles Properties agents Ernie Carswell and Karen Nation. The family said receipts were found in the house showing rent that Ms. Stowe paid for her room.
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“We do a branded product that allows our business customers to, in essence, be the superhero for their customers in solving day-to-day problems,” Noel said in an interview. For Mercedes-Benz, MyAssist “takes care of things like location-aware technology, mobile applications, push notifications.”
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DealerMatch lets dealerships buy as many vehicles as they want for $399 a month, up from an introductory $249 last summer.
The idea is to help dealerships avoid traditional auctions and fees and tap into the dealer-to-dealer used-vehicle market, says DealerMatch President Greg Easterly.