Berry Gordy

'Motown Mansion' contents being sold in auction, estate sale

The public will be able to celebrate Detroit's musical history by taking part in an estate sale and live global auction of the contents of the "Motown Mansion."

The 10,500-square-foot (975-square-meter) house once owned by Motown Records' founder Berry Gordy Jr. will be cleared of its contents in early October, MLive reported .

Gordy lived in the house from 1967-1969, at the peak of his label's success with stars such as The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. He sold it to Cynthia Reaves in 2002, and Reaves sold the property in August, leaving her with a wealth of memorabilia to offload, including Gordy's Steinway piano, jewelry, photos...

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