The Siegel House Auction Passes Goal By $30,000

With the amount raised in Week 3 of the online auction, the fund to restore Superman's Cleveland birthplace has topped $70K.
September 23rd brought to a close Week Three of the online auction to save the house where Superman was born. $17,763 were raised, bringing the total to more than $70,763 to repair the Glenville house where young Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster created Superman, surpassing the initial goal by more than $30,000.

The Cleveland-based Siegel and Shuster Society and novelist Brad Meltzer came up with the idea to raise money to restore Siegel's former home by asking comic book and Hollywood royalty to contribute art or unique opportunities to be sold over the Internet.

The five top sellers for Week 3 were Frank Cho’s drawing of the Girl of Steel ($7,500), Amanda Connor’s sketch of Superman flanked by Supergirl and Power Girl (top, $1,081), J.H. Williams’ original Final Crisis: Superman cover ($1,525), Alex Ross’s powerful portrait of Superman ($1,225) and Tim Sale‘s Superman piece (right, $1,344).

Proceeds will pay to replace the roof and rebuild the exterior of the house on Kimberly Avenue. Leftover money will be used for interior repairs and other work in the future.

[Thanks to MIKE SANGIACOMO for the report.]
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