A piece of Chicago history is on the market: Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home is currently being sold by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park for $525,000. This famous property was listed by Steve Scheuring of the Oak Park office.
“The building was originally designed as a glorious home for entertaining. It once had a music room off the north side and she [Hemingway’s mother, Grace Hall Hemingway] held music events in the home while the front two rooms off the entry foyer were his father’s physician offices,” Scheuring said in an interview with the “Chicago Sun-Times.”
Currently a three-flat with all three units rented, it was originally a single-family home designed by H. Fiddelke with the help of Grace Hall Hemingway. The family moved here from another Oak Park home in 1906, and the author lived there until he enlisted in World War I. When Hemingway returned with serious war wounds, this is where he recovered and began writing stories.