Eminem’s childhood home burns on abandoned Detroit street

Eminem_The_Marshall_Mathers_LPEminem’s childhood home is just another boarded-up bungalow in Detroit, surrounded by litter, overgrown shrubbery and abandoned homes.

On Thursday evening, fire broke out in the house just south of 8 Mile, causing heavy damage to the second floor.

The house, which is featured on the cover of his 2000 “Marshall Mathers LP” Album, was up for auction for $1 in September. It’s currently selling for $33,000.

The house at 19946 Dresden Street was built in 1945 and is 767-square feet.

The ramshackle home has gone through numerous owners since Eminem’s mom owned it beginning in the late 1980s, according to Wayne County property records. Eminem spent most of his teenage years there and often refers to it in interviews.

The neighborhood is overrun by neglect, drugs and abandonment.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • David Sean Parry

    Disrespectful isn’t even the word!

    • Tracey

      Tragic. Hopeless. Disheartening. Frustrating. Demoralizing. So many words apply….