Historic House Listings

Sold. So much history! Home of manager to Heavyweight Champion, Joe Louis. $69,900 Michigan

October 15, 2018

Detroit is trying to make a comeback and I hope it does so houses like this will get a new lease on life. This was designed by and built in 1938 by Lyle Zisler. This was built for John Roxborough. He was the manager of heavyweight champion Joe Louis. This is located near Detroit’s historic Boston Edison district. Located on .37 acres, this property has a three car garage. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,530 square feet. $69,900

From the Zillow listing:


**AMAZING OPPORTUNITY** This Astonishing 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, 2 story colonial designed by Lyle Zisler in 1938, for a famed member of Detroit’s past, John Roxborough, manager to Joe Louis, lived in this North End home. Located near Detroit’s Historic Boston Edison District, the Q-line, and Downtown Detroit. This home needs a full renovation, but has endless possibilities with 3,530 square feet to make your own. Property features a huge back yard ready to be landscaped, a three car garage with separate doors, a huge over-the-garage balcony, four fireplaces with one in the living room, master bedroom, library/office, and basement. **Everything in the House is Included** This property is a must see! Rooms/room sizes are estimated and should be verified by the buyer/buyer’s agent. Purchaser to pay $495 processing fee to the listing broker at closing. Buyer will receive a clean title, warranty deed, and title insurance!

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