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Suburban home of former ‘Dick Tracy’ cartoonist lists at $327K

While not the most visually interesting house, this Woodstock residence has a storied history

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate

This 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home in suburban Woodstock has an interesting story, along with architectural and cultural significance. Originally built in 1876, this house initially served single-room schoolhouse, the listing agent writes in the ad. However, in the late 1950s, the house was remodeled by William Fyfe, an architect who once worked under the illustrious Frank Lloyd Wright.

However, there’s more to the story here. According to the broker, Rick Bellairs of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate (quite the mouthful), this modest house previously belonged to the cartoonist Rick Fletcher of Dick Tracy fame. Some quick digging reveals that Fletcher was tapped to take over the comic strip after Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould retired in 1977. However, Fletcher would only manage the popular comic for a few years, illustrating it until 1983 when he passed away in Woodstock.

While perhaps not the most visually or aesthetically interesting house, this Woodstock residence does have a unique cultural pedigree. It can be yours for $327,000.