Walt Disney’s Uncle Robert’s House. Photo by Floyd B. Bariscale on Flickr

In 1923, Walt Disney boarded the Santa Fe, California Limited railroad from his home in Kansas City, westbound for Los Angeles with dreams of making it big in show business.

He moved into this one-story bungalow, owned by his Uncle Robert. After failing to find a job with a big studio, Walt decided to use the garage (which was re-located in the 1980s) to continue work on his Alice comedies.

In the Fall of 1923, Walt moved across the street into a house with his brother Roy.

In 2016 this house was saved from demolition and designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument. Although the house is not open to the public, it can be viewed from the street.

The street name Kingswell Avenue serves as the namesake of the Kingswell Camera Shop in Disney California Adventure and a neighborhood of Golden Oak, the private residential community in Walt Disney World.

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

Address: 4406 Kingswell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Private residence, not open to the public


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