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Walt Disney Day in Chicago: Childhood home to become museum

The City of Chicago is honoring one of it’s very own on Thursday.

112 years ago today, Walt Disney was born on the second floor of a house on the corner of Tripp and Palmer on the city’s Northwest Side.

The house was built by Walt’s father Elias in 1893.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared Thursday Walt Disney Day in Chicago.

There are big plans for the renovation of the house into a sort of museum. The new owners, Brent Young and Dina Benadon, will officially announce their plans Thursday to restore the house to the way it was when Walt Disney lived here as a boy.

The movie “Saving Mr. Banks” celebrates part of the life of Walt Disney, and opens a week from Friday.

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