Hemingway's Oak Park Childhood Home for Sale

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park purchased the home in 2002

Monday, Feb 27, 2012  |  Updated 3:32 PM CDT
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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.

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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The house where one of the world's most famous authors grew up is on the market.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park put the author's boyhood home up for sale this month for $525,000. 

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.

Hemingway's family moved into the house in 1906. 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 seeks a buyer who will appreciate the home's historic and literary value and treat the property accordingly," a statement reads on the foundation's website.

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

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