Muhammad Ali's Childhood Home Set for Restoration

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The Associated PressBoxing great Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky, as it appeared in 2012.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The owner of Muhammad Ali's boyhood home has partnered with a restoration specialist in a venture to completely restore the Louisville, Kentucky, residence to its original condition. The Courier-Journal reports Nevada-based real estate investor Jared Weiss, who brought the property two years ago, has joined with Lawrence, Kansas-based 19th Century Restorations to restore the home.

Dan Reidemann, who is CEO and founder of the restoration company, told the newspaper that the effort would cost about $250,000. The hope is to finish it in enough time to hand over the keys to the boxing great on his 73rd birthday in January.

Work is set to begin on the small white house with a sagging front porch overhang in western Louisville by the end of October.
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