Where did Bobby Fischer live in New York in his younger years? Is anyone able to locate the street address where he lived? Is it 1059 Union Street in Brooklyn from the famous 1951 Helms letter to his mother?

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In 1955, his address was 560 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn. Source:



Bobby Fischer lived here at Lincoln Place 560 in Brooklyn. The video shows the inside of the building. I was there in September, 2019.

  • Very interesting and fascinating footage. It's an old building indeed, and I can only wonder how it was in the 1950s / 1960s. Now it would be great to know in which door / apartment Bobby actually lived, but I feel we'll never know for sure, unless someone who knew him well at those days, shows up. Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 18:41
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    @A.N.Other: If it is to be believed, the page linked to in Scott's answer, says the Fischers lived in apartment Q.
    – GreenMatt
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 19:40
  • Sure, and since the source seems to be Frank Brady, who knew Bobby well, it should be reliable. Commented Oct 5, 2019 at 11:06

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