*Built in 1881 for
Dr. William LeRoy
*In 1900, the Gray
family bought the
*Harold Gray was the
creator of comic
as model for mansion
*Dollhouse at Plum
Born: January 20, 1894
Died: May, 1968
more information on Orphan Annie
William LeRoy House
(Known as the Little Orphan Annie House)
119 N. Main Street
Do you know where the "Little Orphan Annie" house is in Lombard? Many people know where the house is, but not the history of the house. The Annie house was built in 1881 for Dr. William LeRoy. He was a doctor who made artificial arms and legs for Civil War soldiers. Dr. LeRoy lived in the house until 1900.
that, the house belonged to the Gray family. Harold Gray was a cartoonist.
In 1924 Mr. Gray created the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip for the
Tribune. He used the house as a model for the mansion in his
comic strip. That's how the "Annie House" got its name.