New photos of John Updike Childhood Home restoration

Dave Silcox recently toured The John Updike Childhood Home and took a few pictures of the restoration-in-progress. Below are shots of the dining room, upstairs hallway (with newly extended wall, as described by Updike), and Updike’s bedroom showing the original radiator placement on the right. The only change required by the restoration is the “bump out” on the left, needed to conceal mechanicals. The colors match what was in the house during Updike’s time, with R.J. Doerr and his subcontractors finding evidence of period wallpaper and paint matches behind molding.





About James Plath, Family Home Theater

Film critic since 2000 and member of the Online Film Critics Society since 2005 whose reviews are linked to the Internet Movie Database ( and Rotten Tomatoes (Approved Tomatometer Critic).
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