Grad Student Raising Money To Buy Annie Glenn Childhood Home

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A New York graduate student interested in preserving the legacy of astronaut John Glenn and his wife, Annie, says he’s working to raise enough private donations to purchase Annie Glenn’s childhood home.

Twenty-five-year-old Adam Sackowitz, of Long Island, envisions maintaining the New Concord, Ohio, home as a museum.

Online property records show the 1,342-square-foot (125 square meter) structure went into foreclosure and was offered for sale by a bank for $60,000. Records say the house “has a lot of character” but needs “extensive repair.”

An offer approaching $99,000 is pending. Sackowitz says he’s concerned the deal won’t preserve the home to honor Annie Glenn, who was widowed last year. A message was left with the listing agent.

An image of the house from the 1940s appears in Ohio State University’s John Glenn Archives.