Walt and Lillian’s first home at 2495 Lyric Avenue

Following the success of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 1926, Walt and Roy bought an empty lot here on Lyric Avenue and built matching homes next door to each other. Soon after, in 1927, Walt and Lillian moved from their apartment on Commonwealth Avenue to this home, which still stands today as a private residence. Walt and Lillian lived at 2495 Lyric Avenue and Roy and Edna were next door at 2491 Lyric Avenue.

Disney wouldn’t let the threat of losing Oswald get him down, as he had something bigger in the works. It was in the garage of this house that Walt, Roy, and Ub Iwerks secretly worked on Mickey Mouse cartoons while they were still under contract with Universal Studios for Oswald.

After the success of Mickey Mouse and the studio’s first Oscar (Silly Symphonies Flowers and Trees won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, the first time an award in this category was given out) the Disney’s moved to Woking Way in 1932.

  • Check out more of Walt’s homes in our blog posts: Living with Walt: Part I and Part II

Address: 2495 Lyric Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Private residence, not open to the public


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