L. Frank Baum Syracuse Home

Baum home site at the current 266 Holland Street, Syracuse.

L. Frank Baum and his wife Maud rented half of this house (then 45-1/2 Holland Street) between May 1886 and September 1888. Of the three homes in which Frank and Maud lived together, this is the only one still standing.

Maud’s mother, freethinker and suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage, stayed in the house each winter. While there, she did suffrage work and wrote portions of her book Woman, Church, and State and also The History of Woman Suffrage, which she co-authored with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

While quite dilapidated, this now absentee-owned structure has undergone minimal structural change since the 19th century.