Walt Disney’s Chicago Birthplace Will Be Restored, Turned Into Museum By New Buyers

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The nondescript Chicago two-family flat where, according to historians, famed cartoonist Walt Disney was born in 1901 is set to be developed into a museum and kid-focused community resource center.

The home, located at 2156 North Tripp Ave. in the city’s Hermosa neighborhood, was sold to Dina Benadon and Brent Young, of the Hollywood-based amusement park firm Super 78, earlier this year, according to Crain’s Chicago.

 

“Their goal is to protect and preserve the location and to open it as a museum to the public,” a spokesman for Benadon and Young told Crain’s.

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