Charles Darrow


Biography of Charles Darrow

Charles Brace Darrow (August 10, 1889 – August 28, 1967) was an American best known as the purported inventor of the Monopoly board game.

Darrow was a domestic heater salesman from Germantown, a neighborhood in Philadelphia (the part of Germantown he lived in is now called Mount Airy) during the Great Depression. The house he lived in still stands at 40 Westview Street. While Darrow eventually sold his version of Monopoly to Parker Brothers, claiming it to be his own invention, modern historians credit Darrow as just one of the game's final developers.

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