Eminem's Childhood Home Demolished
Published Nov 25, 2013The childhood home of Eminem, which is on display in the cover art for both 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP and its recent sequel, has been demolished.
Located at 19946 Dresden St. in Detroit, the piece of hip-hop history was knocked down by a wrecking crew last week in light of a recent fire that damaged the top floor of the house. The State of Michigan had deemed the structure unsafe following the blaze, which led to its ultimate demise.
You can see footage of the house being torn down in the player below.
Built in 1945, the bungalow had been bought by the rapper's mother Deborah Mathers in 1987 for $19,900, but the home was foreclosed in 2001. The Michigan Land Bank has owned the land since then, but it had been reported that Tennessee resident Shelly Hazlett had been in talks to purchase the house, planning to turn it into a museum dedicated to Eminem.
"I don't know how well that would go over since it's a not a multimillion dollar mansion, but I think it would be awesome," Hazlett told Michigan's MLive prior to the house fire on November 7. "I don't understand why Eminem doesn't buy it. He must still drive by the house from time to time."