Former home of boxer Joe Louis listed for $280K in Detroit’s Boston Edison District


The former home of boxing legend Joe Louis is for sale in Detroit’s historic Boston Edison District.

Known as the “Brown Bomber”, Joe Louis held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1937-1949.

In 1926 his family moved from Alabama to Detroit, where Joe’s brother worked for Ford. Louis ended up working at the River Rouge plant for a while.

The home was listed for $ 280,000 this week.

The house was built in 1916 and has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,433 square meters. Ft.

The lot size is 5,227 square meters. Ft.

The listing is:

Own a piece of history in the Boston Edison Historic District. This house, which used to be home to boxing legend Joe Louis, has been completely renovated while preserving historical gems. With 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, dining room, breakfast room and study in 2433 square meters. A fireplace is located in the living room and leads through original lead glass pocket doors, paneling, moldings and original fixtures into the dining room.

The kitchen features granite countertops, new cabinetry, a butler pantry, tile knapsack, rust-proof appliances, and marble-tiled floors. The bathrooms shine with custom-made tiling, European shower doors, restored claw-foot tubs and modern washbasins. An exterior made of bricks and stucco, a new roof with a gutter system, large covered verandas in front and behind, an original large entrance area, an outside fireplace and a large town courtyard. Plumbing and control panel, 2-oven heating system, monitored alarm company, camera system and preserved original windows.

The Boston Edison neighborhood has more than 900 homes, most of which were built between 1905 and 1925.

Early residents include Henry Ford, James Couzens, and Joe Louis, as well as the Motown Mansion.

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Dusty Kennedy