For sale: Farm, barn that in­spired “Char­lotte’s Web”

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

BROOKLIN, MAINE» A 44-acre salt­wa­ter farm in Maine where E.B. White penned “Char­lotte’s Web” is up for sale for $3.7 mil­lion.

The Brooklin home where White lived un­til his 1985 death in­cludes a barn that was the set­ting for the beloved chil­dren’s book fea­tur­ing a pig named Wil­bur and a spi­der named Char­lotte. The home dates to the late 1700s. White and his wife, Katharine, bought it in 1933.

Down East Prop­er­ties list­ing agent Martha Dischinger says cur­rent own­ers Robert and Mary Gal­lant, of An­der­son, S.C., are ready to sell af­ter more than three decades of own­er­ship.

E.B. White also wrote “Stu­art Lit­tle,” an­other chil­dren’s book.

Mark Flem­ing, Yan­kee Mag­a­zine

The home where E.B. White lived when he penned the beloved chil­dren’s book ‘‘Char­lotte's Web.”

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