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Langston Hughes’ House Foreclosed

from The Cleveland Plain-Dealer

House where Langston Hughes lived in Cleveland is foreclosed on, sold at sheriff’s auction

House where writer Langston Hughes lived as a teen is on the block after sheriff’s sale

by Sandra Livingston, Plain Dealer Reporter

The foreclosure crisis has touched a piece of Cleveland history.

A house where writer Langston Hughes lived during high school – a time when he was developing his famously poetic voice – was sold at a sheriff’s auction in February.

Wells Fargo Bank foreclosed on the East 86th Street house and subsequently took title.

The sale price: $16,667, according to the county auditor’s Web site.

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Posted on July 23, 2009 by Editor

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