January 17th, 1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born. Remembered now as Muhammed Ali. Two years later, his parents Odessa and Cassius Clay, Sr. purchased  a little two bedroom, one bath home in the Parkland neighborhood on Louisville's West Side. It was there that the greatest boxer of all time grew up playing outside and riding his bike.

That is, until his bike was stolen! It may have been fate that his wheels were swiped though, because when he went to report the crime, he met police officer, Joe Martin. Martin was also a boxing coach, so when Ali was ready to find the thief and fight him, Martin invited him to his local gym to channel that anger and the rest is history.

The little pink house in Parkland is known by many Kentuckians. When Muhammed Ali passed away in 2016, hundreds of people packed Grand Ave. to pay their respects as the huge funeral procession went by. The house was renovated to go back in time and resemble how it looked with the Clay family once lived there. It has since been a museum to honor Ali and his remarkable legacy.

Now up for sale, Ali's childhood home as well as a couple of neighboring houses are listed together for $1.5 million. One of the neighbor homes is a welcome center and gift shop for the museum and the other was on its way to becoming an AirBNB, but that never came to fruition. It would be a great idea though, I think. Here are some pictures of the homes and the area.

Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass, Donna H Mattox
Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass,
Donna H Mattox
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Current owners are hoping to find someone who will continue the museum and have the passion to develop projects honoring Muhammed Ali. His upbringing in Louisville laid the groundwork for Ali to become the legendary athlete and humanitarian he is remembered as.

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