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.

Address:
1667 N. Humboldt Blvd, Chicago, IL
Directions:
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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