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Kenosha in Kenosha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Birthplace of Orson Welles

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June 14, 2013
1. Birthplace of Orson Welles Marker
Birthplace of
Orson Welles
Actor and Director
May 6, 1915 – Oct. 10, 1985

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1878.
Location. 42° 34.745′ N, 87° 49.119′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is on 7th Avenue south of 61st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6116 7th Avenue, Kenosha WI 53143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reuben Deming (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library (about 600 feet away); Capt. David Leet and S Sgt. James Van Bendegom (about 700 feet away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Matthew’s Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Church in Kenosha (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Durkee Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
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Richard and Beatrics Welles moved into the upstairs flat of this building in 1915, shortly before the birth of Orson. Richard Welles worked at the local American Brass Company. The Welles family moved to Chicago when Orson was five years old. Orson Welles would became one of the greatest actors, directors, and writers of his time.
Also see . . .  YouTube Video of Orson Welles Birthplace exterior. (Submitted on September 27, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
Birthplace of Orson Welles image. Click for full size.
June 14, 2013
2. Birthplace of Orson Welles
The marker is at the foot of the lamp post on the right.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2013. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2013. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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