|A Christmas Story House, restored in Cleveland, Ohio|
|Ralphie got the soap treatment here|
In 2004, the current owner, Brian Jones, bought the home on E-bay for $150,000, which was an exorbitant amount for the neighborhood and the home’s disrepair. Mr. Jones had a vision to open the home to the public. His love for the movie began when he received his first leg lamp as a joke in the service. His fellow service men all wanted a lamp, so he started his own company, “The Red Rider Lamp Company” making the lamps in his basement. He used the equity in his company to support the $250,000 needed for the home restorations because he had a dream, and at $16.00 a tour, and with 80,000 visitors a year, he has joined Ted Turner at the bank!
|You'll Shoot your eye out|
(The home, the museum across the street and the gift shop where you can get all the iconic props, is open to the public year-round.)