Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Filming Locations

Location #6: Brooks Memorial Home



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Location #7: Susie’s dream house


24 Derby Road, Port Washington, New York, United States

8 thoughts on “Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Filming Locations

  1. D. Smith

    The Brooks Home reminds me of Tidewater Victory Memorial Hospital in Virginia Beach, VA. TVMH was a TB hospital which opened in 1937. The hospital was not successful and closed around 1941. The building was then used by the Army as part of Camp Ashby during WWII. In 1950 the building became the home of the Willis furniture company which still occupies a portion of the building today. The exterior facade has changed much since the 1930’s, but there are pictures on the internet which show how the hospital once looked. I’ve have wondered if the Brooks Home was a building which was designed as a TB hospital.

    D. Smith

  2. Stan

    Unbelievable still nobody found the Brools Memorial Home. After so many years and so many people online look for it and still. It’s such a big building, how is that possible?

    1. Steve

      definitely the smartest comment ever… thank you Nicole…. it helps a lot… hundred of people look for the location for 20+ years but nobody had this idea before………

      besides looking for the location for years its really unbelievable nobody found anything about the location, I know at least 10 people who look for it

    1. Ben

      I’ve tried finding this location before, and by matching up the background, it appears to be at or near the current Trump International Hotel & Tower by Columbus Circle. I don’t now what the previous building looked like before the Trump building was built, so I’m not sure if it was an actual apartment, or if they just set the cameras on a roof to film the parade, and then used a set for the apartment with the footage running behind the actors (I don’t think they had green screens then, but the Wizard of Oz did something similar). I can’t tell though if the actors are really there or not. In Maureen Ohara’s biography, she states she was jealous of John and Natalie, as they got to watch the parade from indoors. So perhaps that means they really did film in an apartment there. That certainly wouldn’t leave much wiggle room for retakes, though, and those scenes would have to be filmed quickly and perfectly. Regardless, though, the view is from the area I mentioned. I’d love to try and find an old photo from that time period of the building that sat there, just to see if it had windows that match the ones Fred and Susan are looking through.


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