"A Christmas Story" House and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio
Posted by: bluelamb03
N 41° 28.123 W 081° 41.248
17T E 442594 N 4591019
Quick Description: Located in the original house used for filming the film classic "A Christmas Story", and in a building across the street, this Museum celebrates everything about this film.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 10:16:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMCD62
The 1983 Chritmas classic movie "A Christmas Story" is set in Hohman, Indiana, a fictionalized version of author Jean Shepherd's hometown of Hammond, Indiana, but the exteriors were mostly filmed in Cleveland Ohio in the Tremont neighbourhood.
From the Wikipedia entry for the Museum:
In December 2004, Brian Jones, a San Diego entrepreneur and fan of the film since childhood, bought the house on eBay for $150,000. Jones used revenue from his business, The Red Rider Leg Lamp Company, which manufactures replicas of the "major award" Ralphie's father won in the film, for the down payment. The previous owners had reconfigured installing modern windows, and covered the original wood siding with blue vinyl. Watching the movie frame by frame, Jones drew detailed plans of the interiors — which had been filmed on a Toronto sound stage — and spent $240,000 to gut the structure, reconfigure it to a single-family dwelling, transform it into a near-replica of the movie set, and restore the exterior to its appearance in the film