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.