Malcolm X-Ella Little-Collins House

photo by: Steve Dunwell

11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Malcolm X – Ella Little-Collins House

  • Constructed: 1874
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Built in 1874, this modest structure is the last known surviving boyhood home of Malcolm X. He shared the house with his half sister, Ella Little-Collins, whose son is the current owner. Owner Rodnell Collins dreams of preserving Malcolm X’s legacy by transforming the house into a cultural space for African American history, social justice, and civil rights.

The Malcolm X – Ella Little-Collins House was included on the National Trust's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2012.


Rehabilitate the long-overlooked residence of one of America’s most notable human rights activists.

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