Chicago, Illinois: Birthplace of Walt Disney

Both Roy and Walt Disney were born in this unmemorable, urban house on Chicago's North Side. Its new owners hope to retro-restore it to its 1890s appearance and open it as a museum.
Address:
2156 N. Tripp Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
On Chicago's North Side, on the southwest corner of N. Tripp Ave. and W. Palmer St. No historical marker or plaque.
Admission:
Free
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Birthplace of Walt Disney

The birthplace home of Roy and Walt Disney is along a neighborhood street with a sign designating it as "Honorary Disney Family Av"

[Yvette Pryor, 06/08/2019]

Disney birthplace.

Birthplace of Walt Disney

Progress on the Walt Disney Birthplace restoration project -- July 1, 2017.

[Christy, 07/02/2017]

Birthplace of Walt Disney.

Birthplace of Walt Disney

Walt Disney's father built this home in 1893. Walt was born in it in 1901 and lived in the house for his first four years. The home's new owners bought it in 2013 in the hope of turning it into a museum.

[George Geary, 05/30/2014]

The Disney PR machine might prefer that you visit his bucolic "Dreaming Tree" childhood home rather than his hardscrabble urban birthplace.

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