The Home

The Home (HM1E0L)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30312 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 45.338', W 84° 22.282'

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Young Martin Luther King. Jr.'s, childhood here was entirely normal. He did his chores and received his allowance. Neighbors often saw him bouncing a ball off the side of the house or riding his bike along the street. He fought with his brother (he once hit his brother, A. D., over the head with a phone). Though physically small, he was intensely competitive; neighborhood kids risked getting hurt when playing against him in football or basketball.

King's boyhood home dates to 1895. Its 14 rooms were enough to house an extended family, which it did throughout "M.L.'s" youth. At the time of King's birth, the home belonged to his maternal grandparents—they lived downstairs, he, his siblings, and his parents upstairs. The arrangement was typical of families along Auburn Avenue. and the effect reverberated throughout King's life. He would continue to work and pray with his parents until his death in 1968.
HM NumberHM1E0L
Series This marker is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743474 N 3738166
Decimal Degrees33.75563333, -84.37136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.338', W 84° 22.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 20.28" N, 84° 22' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 492 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30312, US
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