A little house at the corner of Tripp Avenue and Palmer Street in Hermosa where Walt and his brother Roy were born may soon be run as a private museum called the Walt Disney Birthplace
The on-again, off-again campaign to turn Walt Disneys Chicago birthplace into an attraction has taken an unexpected new turn. And two theme park ride designers who mostly work for Disney rivals are at the wheel.
For more than two decades, preservationists and entrepreneurs have tried to get people to care about a little house at the corner of Tripp Avenue and Palmer Street in Hermosa, a working-class neighborhood about five miles from downtown Chicago. Walt Disney and his brother, Roy, were born in an upstairs bedroom, historians say. Their carpenter father, Elias, built the home in 1893 from blueprints their mother, Flora, helped draft. They lived there until 1906.
The dream is that this house becomes a place that inspires creativity