Hemingway's Boyhood Home Has a Buyer

The Oak Park home is currently being used as a three-unit apartment house

By Alexandra Clark
|  Saturday, May 12, 2012  |  Updated 1:00 PM CDT
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Historic Home of Ernest Hemingway Sold

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park put the author's boyhood home up for sale with a $525,000 price tag.

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Hemingway's Oak Park Childhood Home for Sale

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park put the author's boyhood home up for sale this month for $525,000. His mother designed the eight-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot home in 1906.
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Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home in Oak Park has a buyer.

No details of the sale were available, but the closing date is said to be June 12, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park put the author's boyhood home up for sale back in April with a $525,000 price tag.

The home, located at 600 N. Kenilworth in Oak Park, currently is being used as a three-unit apartment house. The foundation hopes a new owner can restore the home to its original, single-family style, but say those restorations will not come cheap.

Hemingway’s mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, helped design the slate-blue, three-story stucco home that was built by Henry G. Fiddelke in 1906. The Hemingway family moved in the same year.

The foundation said the Oak Park home was the one referenced in "A Farewell to Arms" and where Hemingway recovered from war wounds.

The foundation purchased the home in 2002 from a private owner.

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