American writer/journalist and iconic man of male bravado, Ernest Hemingway’s childhood home in Oak Park where he spent a great deal of time on various literary attempts, has been put on the market for $525K.
The house, built in 1906 by Henry G. Fiddelke with input from Grace Hemingway is still in beautiful condition. The House has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4200 square feet of living space.
In 2001 it was purchased by The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and Dominican University. The intent of the partnership was to turn the apartments into a learning center, but this goal was never achieved. The partnership has dissolved and as a result the home has been put up for sale according to Chicago Tribune reporter Bob Goldsborough.
Hemingway moved to the home in 1906 with his family and lived there until enlisting in the army during World War I. He returned to the home in 1919 to recover from wounds sustained in battle.The house sits on the corner lot of 600 N. Kenilworth, It has a large front porch and and is nicely set-back from the street.
The foundation hopes to sell the home to a buyer who will live there as a single family and be true to the Hemingway spirit.