andy warhol’s boyhood home

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andy warhol's boyhood home
3252 dawson street
pittsburgh, pennsylvania 15213

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1928. His parents, Julia and Ondrej Warhola, were Carpatho-Rusyns who immigrated Mikó (now called Miková) in what is now northeastern Slovakia in the early 1920's.

In 1934, Andy's father, a coal miner, bought a three story, yellow brick house at 3252 Dawson Street in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol lived here from 1934 until he moved to New York City in 1949.

The youngest of three brothers, Andy developed chorea in the third grade, a nervous system disease that causes involuntary movements of the extremities, which is believed to be a complication of scarlet fever and causes skin pigmentation blotchiness.

At times when he was confined to bed, he drew, listened to the radio and collected pictures of movie stars around his bed.

The Warhola House is currently being restored by the surviving heirs to Warhol.

The Warhola House, Lee Paxton at en.wikipedia.org