Things that remind me of great people.
I have been visiting the LA84 Foundation library for the past five years, researching Southern California history. And I’ve been driving past Marvin Gaye’s house on half of those visits without knowing it. I found out when I stopped to look at a beautiful old 1908 house on Gramercy Place that was for sale cheap, a few months ago. It had belonged to Marvin’s sister. She rented rooms to teachers who worked at Widney High school, across the street.
A neighbor told me the story.
This is his house down the street, that was built in 1905, where his father shot him.