Birthplace of Superman - Joe Schuster's House.

Birthplace of Superman - Joe Shuster's House

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Cleveland, Ohio

Joe Shuster was best friends with neighborhood buddy and high school classmate Jerry Siegel. When Jerry concocted the idea of Superman in 1932, it was Joe who drew him. The apartment house where the Shuster family lived is now a vacant lot, but the fence around it has been hung with 2x3-foot metal panels that reproduce the cover and first 13 pages of Action Comics #1, the first Superman story, which was published on April 18, 1938.

In 2011 a drunk driver crashed into the fence, damaging some of the pages. The survivors were rehung, but the missing panels make the story a little incoherent.

The street signs for the neighborhood feature the Superman insignia, and an honorary name paired with the actual name of each street. You can stand at the corner of Joe Shuster Lane and Lois Lane.

Also see: Jerry Siegel's House | Home of Superman Plaque | Super Museum in Metropolis

Birthplace of Superman - Joe Shuster's House

Address:
Amor Ave., Cleveland, OH
Directions:
Northeast edge of the city, and nine blocks south of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's house. From Hwy 283/St. Clair Ave. turn south onto Parkwood Drive. Drive south 12 blocks. The display will be on the right, at the corner of Amor Ave. and Parkwood Drive.
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