The state of Michigan is auctioning off $3 million worth of real estate that it says belonged to someone who died in the 1930s.
The auction, which is taking place on Tuesday, will take place at the Wayne County Courthouse in Lansing.
It will feature the homes of both John and Ann Shire, whose homes sit on a lot that’s currently under construction in the suburb of Detroit.
In 1930, the Shires moved to Michigan after losing their home in a fire.
They settled in nearby Grand Rapids, Michigan, where John moved in after the war.
Ann Shire was one of the first to get involved in rebuilding Grand Rapids.
She started her own real estate firm, Ann Shires Real Estate, which also took out a loan to buy the land in the Shires’ name in 1930.
That land was later sold to Ann Shirley and her husband, Richard, in 1970.
The Shires have since had three sons and four grandchildren.
In 2010, Ann was awarded a pension from the state of Michigander and passed away on March 3, 2020.