Walt Disney Los Feliz Home, Los Angeles California

Walt Disney Childhood Home Chicago Walter Elias Disney (/ˈdɪzni/;[1] December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars Read More

Howard Hughes’s Home in Los Angeles, and across the USA

Hughes, intent on becoming “the world’s greatest golfer,” he said, settled on a house, on Muirfield Road, in the city’s Hancock Park area, because of its proximity to the Wilshire Country Club. The 30-room residence, designed by architect Roland E. Coate, Sr., in 1926 for socialite Eva K. Fudger, was modeled after haciendas built during Read More

Cornelius Vanderbilt Home New York, New York

The townhouse, occupying the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, was constructed for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, eldest grandson of the Commodore, Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of the family fortune, in 1883. The ground level contained a drawing room, dining room (which doubled as the art gallery), and a reception room. The second floor housed a salon, a music room Read More

Andrew Carnegie Mansion, New York, New York and Scotland Birthplace

The Andrew Carnegie Mansion is a historic house located at 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, New York. Andrew Carnegie moved into his newly completed mansion in late 1902 and lived there until his death in 1919; his wife, Louise, continued to live there until her death in 1946. The building is now the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Read More

Feigenson / Faygo Home Detroit Michigan

Faygo Beverages, Inc., is a soft drink company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. The beverages produced by the company, branded as Faygo or Faygo Pop, are distributed in the Midwestern, Mid-Atlantic, and Central Southern regions of the United States, as well as southern Canada. Faygo is exported to Europe by American Fizz, an official distributor of Faygo. Faygo Beverages, Read More

James Vernor Home Detroit Michigan

Vernor was born in Albany, New York, moving with his parents to Detroit, Michigan in his youth. While employed at Higby and Sterns’ Drug Store in Detroit, Vernor began experimenting with ginger ale. After the start of the American Civil War, he enlisted and served with the 4th Michigan Cavalry from 1862–1865, becoming a Second Lieutenant before being discharged.[1] When he returned from the Read More

Martha Stewart Childhood Home, Nutley, New Jersey

Martha Stewart Homes Past and Present Martha Helen Stewart (née Kostyra; Polish pronunciation: [kɔ’stɨra]; born August 3, 1941) is an American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former model. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of Martha Stewart Read More

William Randolph Hearst, San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle Gardens, William Randolph Hearst Sr. April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American businessman, newspaper publisher, and politician known for developing the nation’s largest newspaper chain and media company, Hearst Communications. His flamboyant methods of yellow journalism influenced the nation’s popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. Hearst entered Read More

The Original Stroh Brewery & Stroh Family Home, Detroit, Michigan

The original Stroh brewery at right, with the Stroh family home in foreground. Circa 1864.The Stroh family began brewing beer in a family-owned inn during the 18th century in Kirn, Germany. In 1849, during the German Revolution, Bernhard Stroh (1822-1882), who had learned the brewing trade from his father, emigrated to the United States. Bernhard Read More

Ransom E. Olds House, Lansing, Michigan

Ransom E. Olds House, 720 Washington Avenue & Main Street, Lansing, MI, Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864 – August 26, 1950) was a pioneer of the American automotive industry, for whom both the Oldsmobile and REO brands were named. He claimed to have built his first steam car as early as 1894 and his Read More