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406 Lucy Avenue

Birthplace of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's Birthplace
Aretha Franklin's Birthplace

406 Lucy Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38106
United States

On This Very Spot on March 25, 1942, Aretha Franklin was born, just blocks away from what would later be Stax Records. The family moved to Detroit when Aretha was only two years old.

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Condition: The house is dilapidated and facing possible demolition. DO NOT TRESPASS ON THIS PROPERTY!

Public Access: The house may be viewed from the street 24/7/365. However, this spot is located in a depressed area and may not be safe after dark.

Parking: Free street parking is available directly in front of the house.

Location: South of downtown Memphis.

Nearest Major Airport: Memphis International (MEM)

Nearest Rail: Memphis Amtrak

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Latitude: 35.114345; Longitude: -90.048744

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