April 1, 2009 23:05

Jimi Hendrix's childhood home demolished

Preservationists fail to save legendary guitarist's Seattle house

Jimi Hendrix's childhood home demolished
Jimi Hendrix's childhood home has been demolished after years of preservation efforts failed.

The dilapidated 900-square-foot house in Seattle was recently dismantled by a real estate developer who is reportedly planning to build condominiums on the site.

The house, which was located across the street from the site where Hendrix is buried, is said to be the spot where the legendary guitarist first discovered music.

The developer said that parts from the house where Hendrix lived from ages 10 to 13, have been saved and may be sold later, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"Can you imagine a guitar made out of wood from Jimi's house?" he asked. "Who wouldn't want that?"

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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