Pearl S. Buck House Restoration Work

Pearl S. Buck International


Pearl S Buck International 2006

Pearl S. Buck House.

The Center supported the implementation of preservation work on the Pearl S. Buck House, eliminating imminent safety issues, mitigating water damage, and increasing public access to the National Historic Landmark. The site—the former home to American novelist Pearl S. Buck, her husband, Richard Walsh, their seven adopted children, and several foster children—interprets the life and work of Buck, the first woman to receive both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes for literature. Buck founded the Welcome House Adoption Agency in 1949, as well as the Pearl S. Buck Foundation in 1964, created as a child sponsorship organization to help children in their own countries with health, education, and job training. Both initiatives are still functioning today under the umbrella of Pearl S. Buck International.