Realty Times, on-line , caught my eye today with a story about Famous Homes. Not the Famous Homes you are thinking about, but the ones made iconic by movie fans.
It is almost Groundhog Day so all eyes will be turned toward Punxsutawney, Pa. on Sunday, February 2.
Punxsutawney, PA’s “most famous resident” is Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog said to predict the weather annually on Groundhog Day (February 2),” said Wikipedia. But there are approximately 6,000 other full-time residents who make their home in this 3.4-square-mile city. As noted in the Realty Times Article:
Punxsutawney is filled with “pre-World War II architecture,” said Neighborhood Scout, “making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.” Properties for sale range from a one-bedroom, 733-square foot home for $24,000 to a five-bedroom home on a 53-acre ranch priced at $425,000. Realty Times
Bet you did not know that the movie Groundhog Day was filmed in Woodstock, Illinois-not far from Chicago. During the filming there, the local towns people helped by serving warm beverages.
Our own Central Virginia has been home to many film companies over the years. Every time I watch GIANT I love to watch the “Virginia” scenes filmed right here in Shadwell.
Scenes from THE FOUR SEASONS were filmed here too-Keswick Hall. Weren’t we the Fall portion?
Oh well. It is fun to think about movie making. A very Happy Groundhog Day to you and yours.