MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has postponed an order to demolish the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis.

In this Dec. 6, 2015 file photo, Aretha Franklin attends the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Franklin remembers the first time she met Muhammad Ali, before he was famous. She was preparing for a concert in Los Angeles, and she recalled a man yelling, “I’m the Greatest, I’m the Greatest!.” “I was saying, ‘Who is he?  Who is this guy?" she recalled in an interview. Franklin said the pair had a “beautiful relationship,” and paid tribute to her late friend, who died Friday, June 3, 2016, at the age of 74. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

In this Dec. 6, 2015 file photo, Aretha Franklin attends the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/298PdCk) reports that Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter on Thursday told the person who’s responsible for the house to return to court on Aug. 11 to submit a timeline and economic proposals to save the home.

Potter cited the city’s satisfaction that the property had been somewhat repaired and secured, the home’s importance in “the history of R&B in this city and this country,” and his own love for Franklin’s music when he announced his decision.

Franklin was born in the small cottage on March 25, 1942. On June 7, Potter put the home into city receivership, with an order to “abate nuisance through demolition.”

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com