The home where James Thurber’s family resided from 1914 - 1917, opened to the public in 1984 after an extensive preservation effort spearheaded by a wide range of civic, philanthropic, corporate, and individual support.
For the last 35 years, it has served as a literary center that celebrates the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience and continues the legacy of James Thurber. Its programs include the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognitions of humor writing in the country; month-long residencies for writers; author readings; writing classes; and a museum of James Thurber memorabilia.

The Thurber House, where James lived during his college years, 1914 - 1917, is a prime example of a Victorian structure occupied with modest early twentieth-century furnishings.

The House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A bronze sculpture of Thurber’s drawing for his fable, “The Unicorn in the Garden,” now resides in the elliptical park where the Thurber House resides. There's also a casting of the sculpture at the Columbus School for Girls. Sculptor: Jack Greaves.

A comprehensive tour of the sites and characters of Thurber’s home town, both during his lifetime and as the city has evolved. Written by longtime Columbus Dispatch reporter, Bob Hunter. 
Tour James Thurber's House
A few video-tours of Thurber's House(s) in Columbus, Ohio.​​​​​​​
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