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For sale: Farm with barn that inspired 'Charlotte's Web'

Wisconsin State Farmer


BROOKLIN, ME (AP) - Feeling a bit nostalgic for your childhood? For a few million you could own the setting of one of your favorite books.

The home where "Charlotte's Web." author E.B. White  dates back to the late 1700s and includes a barn that was the setting for the beloved children's book featuring a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte.

 A 44-acre (18-hectare) 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 death in 1985 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, South Carolina, are ready to sell after more than three decades of ownership.

This July, 13, 2017, photo provided by Yankee Magazine shows a sunporch at the 44-acre saltwater farm in Brooklin, Maine, where E.B. White penned "Charlotte's Web."

She said Wednesday the property retains many historical touches and the owners maintained the gardens tended by Katharine White before her death.
E.B. White also wrote "Stuart Little," another children's book.