GARY, Ind. (AP) – Crews have posted signs in northwest Indiana directing motorists to the little Gary house that Michael Jackson and his siblings called back home before the Jackson 5 became famous.
Marlon Jackson and Tito Jackson, along with several dignitaries, unveiled one of the signs outside the family’s former home at 2300 Jackson Street on Thursday.
State Senator Eddie Melton, D-Gary, who helped secure the signs through the Indiana Department of Transportation, hopes they will fuel tourism and development in Gary while recognizing the Jackson family’s connection to the city.
“Your family has contributed so much to our world and it is an honor to recognize them and celebrate the community they grew up in,” he said.
The “Home of World Famous Jackson 5” signs were posted along Interstate 80/94 and on local roads to guide motorists to the little white house that houses Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and the eight other Jackson children grew up.
Tito Jackson said Thursday that being back in Gary and seeing the house brings back “great feelings and great memories”. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.