Eminem's childhood home
Celebrity House in Detroit, Michigan
This is the location where Eminem's childhood home once stood.
It is situated at 19946 Dresden Street in Detroit, Michigan.
The rap star's former house sat just behind the tree that we have highlighted in the image above.
In the drama film 8 Mile (2002), Marshall lives in a trailer park. However, in real life, he grew up on this block in the Greensbriar neighborhood of Detroit.
The neighborhood lies to the south of 8 Mile Road, which traditionally served as a "psychological boundary" between the African American neighborhoods in the south and the white suburbs in the north.
Eminem lived here with his mother, Debbie Mathers, and his half-brother, Nathan.
The neighborhood was predominantly African American. As a result, Marshall "stuck out" and was sometimes beaten up by local youths.
On one occasion, a car full of youths flipped him off while he was walking home through the nearby Bel Air Shopping Center. When Marshall decided to "return the favor," they pulled the car over and attacked him.
Although there were short-lived plans to turn the small bungalow into a museum, these plans were ruined after it burned to the ground on November 7th, 2013. At the time of the fire, the property was boarded up and lying vacant.
Sadly, this is a common occurrence in Detroit, as the city contains swathes of derelict houses that are an easy target for arsonists. In certain cases, people will set these fires simply because they are sick and tired of seeing abandoned properties—many of which attract anti-social behavior such as drug abuse.
Notably, Eminem's childhood home was featured on the front cover of his album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," which was released just two days before it went up in flames. This raises the possibility that someone purposely targeted the house after seeing it on his album cover.
The house no longer exists. However, you can still visit the location.
The house was badly damaged by a fire in November 2013.
Eminem's childhood home address
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
19946 Dresden Street, Detroit, Michigan, MI 48205, USA
To view directions on how to get there, you can use the Google Maps shortcut below:
The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:
Eminem's childhood home was situated 0.4 miles south of 8 Mile Road in the Greensbriar neighborhood of Detroit. It sits halfway between Fairmount Drive and East State Fair Avenue.
It is a short walk from Marruso Park and Casimir Pulaski Elementary-Middle School.
Details about the general area
According to the City of Detroit website, this area has a high rate of crime. The crime viewer map shows that multiple assaults, weapon offenses, motor vehicle thefts, and burglaries occurred in the area between 2021 and 2022. If you are visiting this area, we recommend that you do a drive-by viewing during the day.
Photos of the house and other related images.
19946 Dresden Street
This Google Street View image of 19946 Dresden Street was taken in September 2013, roughly two months before it was destroyed by a fire.
On the right, we've added the cover of Eminem's album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2." In the image, Marshall can be seen sitting on the front porch.
The property had been lying vacant for years. As you can see, the number 19946 was spray painted on the boarded-up door at the front.
Judging by Google Street View images, the neighborhood was still inhabited back in 2009. In this image, toys can be seen on the front lawn of the house.
By September 2011, the property was seemingly boarded up and disused.
On the right of this image, we've added the cover for Eminem's album "The Marshall Mathers LP," which was released in 2001. As you can see, the cover image for that album also featured the house.
This section of Dresden Street is now an empty lot. Many of the houses on this block were torn down at some point after 2013.
The red arrow in the image above pinpoints the exact location where Eminem's childhood home once stood.
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