DETROIT (WJBK) - When you talk about the music of Diana Ross from Hitsville, U.S.A., Detroit is where she made her career. Diana Ross recorded more than 24 records for the Motown Records label, however her past in the city stretches far beyond that.
She grew up in the 600 block of Belmont -- and now her childhood home is for sale.
Before The Supremes and her solo career, the Motown artist was living as any other Detroiter in the 1940s.
"A lot of the exterior is original; the windows are upgraded," says real estate agent Darin McLeskey.
The house was built in the early 1900s. A lot has changed, good and bad since the formidable days of Diana Ross' youth.
"She may have lived here until she was around 14 and then she moved down to the Eastern Market area," McLeskey says.
Ross moved with her family to the Brewster Douglass Housing Projects, where she attended Cass Tech High School. But you can't deny this Belmont property is a part of music history in this city, just two miles from the Motown recording studio.
"There was a lot of Motown legends in this area," McLeskey says.
One of Diana's neighbor's back then was none other than Smoky Robinson. And this rich part of Detroit's tapestry is now for sale, and was stumbled upon seemingly by accident.
"The current owner didn't realize it until he had it gutted down," McLeskey says. A construction crew member helping take it down to the studs pointed out the property's legendary former tenant.
And now this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house can be yours for a little more than a song. It is listed for just over $130,000 and just hit the market on Monday.
Qualified buyers can find it http://denovorealestate.com/