Jimi Hendrix’s childhood home is saved

The building will no longer be demolished

Jimi Hendrix’s childhood home has been saved from demolition in a last-minute decision.

The house in Seattle will now be moved to a new location opposite the cemetery where the guitarist was buried in the 1970’s.

The building has been in the centre of a four-year court battle with authorities, and had already been moved to a temporary site.

According to BBC News, the James Marshall Henrix Foundation, along with the City Of Seattle, are planning to renovate the building into a community centre which will offer music lessons, practice rooms and a library of musical instruments.

Henrix’s childhood home is set to be reconstructed on a three-acre site the foundation – set up by the star’s younger brother Leon – bought for £980,000 ($1.8 million).

Seattle authorities and the foundation began their struggle over the building in 2001 when the house was moved a few blocks from its original site and was only given a temporary permit.

As previously reported on NME.COM, it was threatened with demolition unless a new address was found.

Hendrix died aged 27 in September 1970.