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Tom Petty's Gainesville, Florida family home

Tom Petty
Many fans of recently deceased rock legend Tom Petty know he grew up in Gainesville, Florida but exactly where is probably much less known. In honor of the legendary late singer, here we will feature his childhood home.

Tom's father Earl and his mother Katherine "Kitty" owned a home located at 1715 Northeast 6th Terrace. According to property records the home was built in 1952. two years after Petty's birth. An obituary for Earl Petty posted in a Google group (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.obituaries/b41BrmyfYAM) states that when he passed away in 1999, he still lived in the same house that he bought in 1947. Therefore, whether or not Petty lived at the house on 6th Terrace for his entire childhood or beginning at two years of age or older is unclear. Regardless, continued research revealed that the home was listed for sale in early December 2015 and was marketed as "Tom Petty's Old Home." Here are the photos that accompanied the sale via savvygainesville.com:

Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Tom Petty before he was famous see the Petty family Gainesville, Florida home
Home Facts
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1,297 square-feet
  • Built: 1952
  • Most recent sale: 2012

Finally here's a tribute video of the Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. RIP.


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