Popular humorist and columnist Erma Bombeck went about her life living in a modest 1959 ranch-style house in Centerville, Ohio. Now, that home is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Martha Boice, who helped found the Landmarks Foundation of Centerville-Washington Twp., says she thought it was just a pipe dream at first. At a University of Dayton writing conference last year, she asked Bombeck's children if they'd be okay with her pursing the designation. She was delighted when they said yes.