Want to be immersed among hockey fans while living in James Naismith’s childhood home?
A three-bedroom, two-bath house where Naismith grew up in Almonte, Ontario, is up for sale for $1,195,000, according to the website naismithhome.com. According to the site, the home was built in 1855 – 36 years before Naismith invented basketball in Springfield, MA, in 1891.
The outside of the house was been maintained, according to the site, but the interior has been updated. Even so, the price seems a bit high for the home in which an important man once lived before he became important.
But there is no limit to what people will pay for memorabilia. A game-worn 1920 Babe Ruth jersey recently sold for more than $4 million.
So what’s $1.195 million for a house?
Photo courtesy of Naismithhome.com