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Chicago, Illinois: Wizard of Oz Home

Follow the Yellow Brick Sidewalk to the spot where L. Frank Baum wrote "The Wizard of Oz" in 1899. A "No Place Like Home" mosaic and historical plaque were added in 2020, although the house was torn down long ago.

1667 N. Humboldt Blvd, Chicago, IL
Northwest of downtown. On the southeast corner of N. Humboldt Blvd and W. Wabansia Ave.
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There's No Place Like Home

In 1899 L. Frank Baum penned "The Wizard of Oz" in a home located at this site. Although the building was razed long ago, in 2020 a "No Place Like Home" mosaic by artist Hector Duarte was added to the site, along with a historical plaque and a section of the "Yellow Brick Road" to commemorate Baum's literary legacy.

[Joseph D. Kubal, 02/28/2022]

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