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Humboldt Park



1667 North Humboldt Boulevard

Chicago, Illinois

With Baum's Bazaar and The Aberdeen Daily News having failed the Baum family's financial aspirations, they moved to Chicago in 1890. In Chicago Baum met W.W. Denslow, an illustrator, who he teamed up with to work on his book "Mother Goose In Prose," which released in 1897. Two years later in 1899 they released "Father Goose, His Book." It was a success. 

Finally, in the year 1900, the turn of the century, "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz" was released. A story that Baum had been morphing over the years and adding on each time he told it to his sons and their friends. 

The place where Baum lived has been torn down and apartments built in its place. 

This is private property. Please do not trespass.


Baum's house in Humboldt Park

A mural located at where Baum's house used to stand.

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