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.

Opportunity

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

Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

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