Rosa Parks’ former Detroit home has failed to sell in a highly publicized auction that included other Civil Rights Era artifacts.

It was slated to sell at Guernsey’s “African American Historic & Cultural Treasures” auction in New York on July 26.

With the highest presale estimate of all the lots in the auction, at between $1 million and $3 million, the house was where Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South in 1957.

Though no buyer came forward during bidding, “there is interest,” a representative from the auction house said. A person who didn’t successfully bid online is currently in talks with Guernsey’s.

The item garnering the highest bid at the auction was a Steinway Model B piano owned by jazz pianist Art Tatum. It brought $30,000.

The second most valuable item on the block was a page of handwritten notes by Rosa Parks. In them, she reflected on the first bombing of the residence of Robert S. Graetz, a Lutheran clergyman who was frequently targeted by the Ku Klux Klan. The document sold for $7,500.

A carbon copy of the original manuscript for an unpublished chapter from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” co-written with “Roots” author Alex Haley, sold for $7,000.

Additionally, a letter from Martin Luther King Jr., typewritten on Southern Christian Leadership Conference letterhead with its original envelope postmarked Sept. 26, 1966, sold for $6,500.

Some other items at the 277-lot sale that failed to sell included The Jackson 5’s first label contract, signed by the family patriarch Joe Jackson and Steeltown Records in 1967 (with an estimate of $100,000 to $300,000), and a letter from Parks describing her first meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. (also with an estimate of $100,000 to $300,000).

For the Parks house, it was the latest twist in a strange journey.

Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger; she received death threats and fled the South to be with her brother, Sylvester McCauley, and his family in Detroit. In the house on South Deacon Street, Parks lived with 17 other family members and continued her fight for civil rights.

It was eventually abandoned and fell into disrepair. Rhea McCauley, Parks’ niece, managed to buy the house back and began to work with artist Ryan Mendoza in 2016 to save it.

The house was then dismantled and shipped to Berlin, where Mendoza reassembled it, mostly by hand, and displayed it as a piece of art.

The house was later transported to the U.S. for temporary display at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, RI.

Mendoza offered the Parks house for sale during the two-day auction, July 25 to 26, to find a permanent place for it.

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