House of Peter Parker

Comics Amazing Fantasy 15 (1962)
It was at 20 Ingram Street in Forest Hills that Stan Lee and Steve Ditko chose to house Peter Paker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, from his first appearance in the Amazing Fantasy comic book number 15, in 1962. A 100% New Yorker hero, born in Queens, always among the most popular in the Marvel catalogue...
20 Ingram Street New York
20 Ingram Street New York - Photo credit: Clara Kasser

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

Ben Parker

Ingram Street is definitely one of the most beautiful residential streets in this part of Queens. The Victorian house at number 20, with its brickwork and pointed façade, looks like something out of an old movie. This is where Peter Parker lives when he introduces himself to the readers of Amazing Fantasy in 1962. His story is now embedded in pop culture: bitten by a radioactive spider while witnessing an experiment, this ordinary American student, raised by his aunt and uncle after his parents disappeared when he was only 6 years old, becomes Spider-Man, a superhero with incredible powers. An essential character with a fascinating story, whose adventures have been adapted many times to the cinema since 1977.

Spider-Man’s trajectory is intimately linked to New York. This is probably the most rooted superhero in the city, as he evolves, unlike Batman or Superman, in identifiable settings, such as the beautiful house at 20 Ingram Street, but also several other places like the Flatiron Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York City Hall, the United Nations, Columbia University and even the 9/11 memorial

Deeply connected to the lives of New Yorkers, Spider-man is, as Tony Stark calls him in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming, “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man”. A superhero indeed, but an accessible superhero, whose costume and powers are not enough to hide the cracks. Those of a young man with a dark past, eager to make the right choices and eventually manage to seduce the girl of his dreams.

Neighbor to the Ramones, Michael Landon, the famous Charles Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, David Caruso or Art Garfunkel, other famous Forest Hills natives, Spider-Man has left his mark on the neighborhood. Fun fact, in 1974, twelve years after the hero was born on paper, the house on Ingram Street was bought by a couple named Parker. There was even once a Terri Osborne on this street, at number 19, whose name also recalls Norman Osborn, aka the terrible Green Goblin, one of Spider-Man’s most frequent enemies. The Osborns and the Parkers were friends in real life.

But it’s not always easy to live with Spider-Man. Invited to the Early Show on CBS in 2002, on the occasion of the release of Sam Raimi’s film, the Parker family remembered the numerous letters addressed to Peter posted every day, as well as the telephone hoaxes.


The most expensive copy of this issue was sold for $1,100,000 in 2011.

Amazing Fantasy 15
Amazing Fantasy 15 – Credit: Marvel Comics
Amazing Fantasy 15
Amazing Fantasy 15 – Credit: Marvel Comics

20 Ingram St

Built in 1915, the house located at 20 Ingram Street has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms spread over 162 m2.

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By Gilles Rolland

Friday, September 24, 2021

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