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MLK Jr. Birth Home Temporarily Closed for Repairs

  • Associated Press

Home where Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was born in the historic Sweet Auburn historic district in Atlanta, Dec. 20, 2013.

Home where Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was born in the historic Sweet Auburn historic district in Atlanta, Dec. 20, 2013.

The historic home where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born is closed for repairs.

Officials with the National Park Service released a statement Sunday saying a structural issue was found in the home's floor and repairs must be made before public tours can resume. It's unclear when the repairs will be completed.

Officials say the decision was made to close the home and suspend tours for safety reasons.

The park already had scheduled a condition assessment project for the home to begin this week.

The house, which was built in 1895, is located in Atlanta. King was born there on Jan. 15, 1929.

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