'The Jungle' Author's Literary Home Gets Discounted

The historic home of The Jungle author Upton Sinclair, originally on the market in Monrovia, Calif., for $1.5 million has been reduced to $1.3 million. Built in 1923, it has 2,380 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. In 1971, it became a Registered National Historic Landmark. National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.

Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction, making this house far more exclusive than being designated on the National Register of Historic Places, which has over 80,000 listings.