Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
Author Richard Fariña (1937-1966), who wrote the popular counterculture novel Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1966) based on experiences at Cornell, lived in this house at 226 Linden Avenue in fall 1958. His friend, author Thomas Pynchon, also lived here off and on with Fariña. The setting for much of Fariña's novel is Ithaca's Collegetown, although the names have been changed to Mentor University in the town of Athene.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ithaca Literary Tour