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Hendrix home saved for the future
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle in 1942
The childhood home of Jimi Hendrix has been saved from demolition after a new location was agreed at the last minute.

The house in Seattle will be moved to a site opposite the cemetery where the late singer was buried in 1970s.

The dilapidated house had already been moved to a temporary site and a four-year court battle with authorities began to save it.

James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle plan to renovate the building into a community centre.


The foundation, which was set up by Hendrix's younger brother Leon, plans to reconstruct the house on a three-acre site they bought for 980,000 ($1.8m).

Plans for the property include a facility that will offer music lessons, practice rooms and a library of musical instruments.

The struggle between the foundation and Seattle authorities began in 2001 when the house was moved a few blocks from its original address and was only given a temporary permit.

It was threatened with demolition unless a new address was found.

Hendrix died aged 27 in September 1970.

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