Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace – Chicago, Illinois - Atlas Obscura

Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace

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In the Chicago neighborhood of Hermosa, Elias Disney, who was a carpenter, and his wife Flora built this simple worker’s cottage in 1893 for their growing family. Roy and Walt were born in the house joining their two older brothers, Herbert and Raymond, and later their sister Ruth. The family would eventually sell the home and move to Missouri in 1906.  

The home was purchased by Dina Benadon and Brent Young in 2012. According to a 2013 New York Times article the couple, “…intend to operate the property as a private museum, called the Walt Disney Birthplace, offering tours and staging modest exhibitions.” 

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