Charles Dickens' home site is located on Marylebone Road in London. The famed author lived in a house on this site from 1839 to 1851. With the success of Oliver Twist Dickens looked for some grander lodgings for him and his family. The mansion which stood on this site, formerly situated at 1 Devonshire Terrace, fit the bill for the newly rich author and his growing family. His third child was born shortly before they arrived and he would have nine by the time they left. During his days at the mansion Dickens wrote The Old Curiosity Shop (1841), American Notes (1842), A Christmas Carol (1843), Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Dombey and Son (1848), and David Copperfield (1950). In 1851 he and the family moved to Tavistock House. The masnion was detroyed in the 1950's and Ferguson House now sits in it's place. At the corner of Marylebone Road and Marylebone High Street there is a bas-relief of Dickens with characters from the six works he wrote while living here.