NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - By all accounts, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Harper Lee, who died Friday at the age of 89, was a modest as she was reclusive.
The author of the critically acclaimed novel, 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' rented an apartment in Manhattan that cost the Alabama resident less than $1,000 a month.
Photos of the building at 433 East 82nd St., taken by Good Day NY co-host Greg Kelly, show Lee's name remains on the doorbell.
The renowned writer had reportedly renewed the lease for apartment 1E as recently as two months ago.
The apartment, which was kept at the low-for-local-standards rent price, was where Lee wrote, 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'
Some units in the building near the East River rent for $1,750- $5,000.
The novel tells the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer and a father, who defends a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a poor white girl, Mayella Ewell.
The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s.
Back in New York City, Lee would reportedly frequent a local butcher shop and was seen regularly working on cross-word puzzles.
Neighbors told the NY Post that Lee had not returned to the building in nearly a decade and after suffering a stroke in 2007.
Lee was laid to rest in her hometown of Monroeville, Al on Saturday.