Tour Judy Garland’s Childhood Home
The California house is currently on the market.
Before Judy Garland was known as the star of classic films like The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, and A Star is Born, she lived in an eight-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Lancaster, California, a city located in northern Los Angeles County and about one and a half hours from Hollywood. Currently, the house is on the market for $550,000, according to Redfin.
Garland, originally born Frances Ethel Gumm, and her family relocated from her birthplace of Grand Rapids, Minnesota to the California home in 1926 when she was four years old. The family’s Grand Rapids home is now part of the Judy Garland Museum. The family lived in the Lancaster house until about 1933, a few years before Garland signed a contract with MGM.
The house, which was built in 1915, is situated on a large lot that’s 7,463 square feet. In addition to the main house, there are two separate units and an office in the back—so it’s perfect for a large family. The main house features hardwood floors, a fireplace, and a washer and dryer. Some of the original features remain from when Garland lived there.
The home is in a prime location, close to downtown Lancaster’s “The BLVD,” which is a new shopping, entertainment, and dining destination. It’s also home to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, fitting for any fan of Garland.
Take a look at the photos of the home below, courtesy of Steve Burton of Keller Williams Realty.