Kurt Vonnegut’s boyhood home for sale in Indianapolis

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The boyhood home of “Slaughterhouse Five” author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is up for sale in Indianapolis.

The four-bedroom, Arts & Crafts-style home designed by Vonnegut’s architect father is listed at $899,000.

Owners Cheryl and Paul Walton bought the house in 2008 before they knew of the connection to Vonnegut.

An imprint of Vonnegut’s child-size hand remains in concrete that was poured in the 1920s. His family sold the house in 1930 after they were forced to move to a smaller house because of the Great Depression.

The Waltons tried to sell the house to several foundations and universities, including the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, but found no takers.

Beside “Slaughterhouse-Five,” Vonnegut’s work also included “Cat’s Cradle” and “Hocus Pocus.” A onetime reporter for the now-defunct City News Bureau of Chicago, Vonnegut died in 2007 at age 84.

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