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Janis Joplin’s Childhood Port Arthur Home is For Sale

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Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas, is still listed for sale on Zillow, at the reduced price of $200,000. Located at 4330 32nd St. in Port Arthur, the home was originally listed for $500,000 back in June of 2016 according to a report by Rolling Stone, who identified that other homes in the area were selling between $50,000 and $70,000, but due to its unique rock n’ roll history, the owners listed the home at half a million.

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home is for Sale in Port Arthur

Photo: Facebook/Janis Joplin Via Jessica Puente Ochoa

The childhood home of this beloved Texas legend of rock has been on the market for over a year now, and at this reduced price, a fan of the blues rocker and feminist icon could own a piece of music history that no other could lay claim to. After the previous listing in June 2016, there was another reduction in November to $250,000, and now at $200,000, it’s getting closer to a purchase price that’s within reach.

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home is for Sale in Port Arthur

Photo: Facebook/Nathan W Anderson

Originally appraised at $52,500, the asking price is such due to the obvious fact that a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer grew up on the premises. Coming with a little bit of personal charm, the home features the names of Janice and her sister, which can still be seen in the cement they wrote into. There is also a Texas historical landmark sign on the property, which was installed in 2008 in the home’s front yard, and visitors often make the pilgrimage to Port Arthur to see where this irreplaceable Texas talent, and their hero, was raised.

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home is for Sale in Port Arthur

Photo: Facebook/Janis Joplin

Shortly after graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, Joplin left the home and went away to college. She moved to Austin, in the Texas Hill Country, in 1962 and then went on to San Francisco, where fate ran its course. So now, an asking price of $200,000 is all that stands between you and a piece of rock n’ roll history that Texas, as well as the world, was proud of – a home with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths set on one story, with plenty of stories of its own to tell.

References:

Rolling Stone

Chron.com