King of Prussia Home Welcomes New Owners After More Than Half-Century

Upper Merion Twp
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Many families change homes as they grow and adjust with the times, but for King of Prussia’s Mycek family, one home was enough for a lifetime, writes Alan Heavens for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to John Mycek, son of John S. and Mary Rita Esposto Mycek, the 56 years his family lived in the house were happy and memorable. He recalls his mother’s reluctance to moving to King of Prussia, because, at that time, it was “in the middle of nowhere.”

Mycek, along with his brother and sister, grew up in the house before striking out with their own families. His parents continued to live there as King of Prussia and Upper Merion Township grew around them.

After his father died, his mother continued to live there, but when she died two years ago, the children knew it was time to sell the house and held a goodbye party last month.

“I liked to think of our party as a tribute to my parents and the great job they did raising us,” John said.

Read more about this journey back in time in the Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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