Springfield Museums to Purchase Childhood Home of Dr. Seuss

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Springfield Museums to Purchase Childhood Home of Dr. Seuss

The Springfield Museums are in the final stages of purchasing the childhood home of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), located at 74 Fairfield Street in Springfield, MA, through support provided by the Dr. Seuss Foundation. Theodor Seuss Geisel, "Dr. Seuss," at work in 1957. Geisel was born in 1902 on Howard Street in Springfield’s downtown, and moved at age four to the Fairfield Street home in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood, where he lived with his parents and sister Margaretha (or “Marnie”).  It was during this time that Geisel first developed his love for drawing and storytelling, skills which he