Where Superman was born.

Birthplace of Superman - Jerry Siegel's House

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Cleveland, Ohio

"This is the house where Superman was born," reads a sign hanging on the fence in front of 10622 Kimberly Ave.This was the spot in 1932 that 18-year-old Jerry Siegel invented the Man of Steel, arguably the most successful literary creation of the 20th century.

With its colorful porch flowers and new siding, the former Siegel residence is the best-looking home in a hardscrabble neighborhood. It's still lived in as a house, and its current owners have said they will give a local Superman society first crack at buying it when they leave. In return, the society helps to keep the place up now.

"Jerry wasn't popular," the sign notes, but he "gave us something to believe in." And visit.

Birthplace of Superman - Jerry Siegel's House

Address:
10622 Kimberly Ave., Cleveland, OH
Directions:
Northeast edge of the city, and nine blocks north of Superman co-creator Joe Schuster's house. From Hwy 283/St. Clair Ave. turn south onto Parkwood Drive. Turn right at the third right onto Kimberly Ave. The house will be on the left (south) side, about halfway down the block.
Hours:
Private property, visible from street.
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