For Sale: One Shunned House.
The house at 135 Benefit Street, Providence RI is for sale. This house was the inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft's short story The Shunned House
. Even without the Lovecraft connection, the house has an eerie history
. It can be yours for $925,000.
Before the internet, nerds communicated through Amateur Press Associations
(APAs). Members wrote and photocopied their individual 'zines on a subject, then mailed them to a central mailer, who collated and mailed the completed sets to all the members. The earliest APAs were founded by printers and amateur journalists. The National Amateur Press Association
is the oldest, founded in 1876. Later APAs were often the province of science fiction and comic book fans. They are still around
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