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As Motown Records turns 60, 'Motown Mansion' in Boston-Edison looks to future

Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:19 AM | Andrew Moskalik (Administrator)

The Detroit News, April 11, 2019, Maureen Feighan (Motown, Berry Gordy Jr., and Boston-Edison)

In the corner of a spacious pool house in Detroit’s Historic Boston-Edison District, where Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. once entertained music royalty, hangs a photo of Gordy himself, laughing with pop superstar Michael Jackson.

The picture, situated in the very spot it was taken decades ago in the 1980s, is one of dozens of images that hang throughout the “Motown Mansion,” the home Gordy owned from the 1960s through the early 2000s. The photos tell the story of a place that’s more than a house. It’s a legacy.

"There are many beautiful homes in Detroit,” said new owner Alan Brown, who bought the mansion in 2017. “There are a small number of truly historic mansions with the design integrity this has, but there’s only one Motown Mansion that has this legacy attached to it."

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