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updated: 12/5/2013 5:35 PM

Couple to turn Disney's Chicago home into museum

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Associated Press

A California couple have purchased the house where Walt Disney was born on the city's Northwest Side and are making plans to turn it into a historical site and museum.

A spokesman for new owners Dina Benadon and Brent Young says restoration is scheduled to begin next month. They hope it can be completed on Dec. 5, 2014 -- which would have been Disney's 113th birthday.

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The two-flat home located in the city's Hermosa neighborhood was designed by Disney's mother, Flora and built by his father, Elias. Young Walt lived there until the family moved when he was 4 years old.

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