Hendrix’s Childhood Home Soon To Be Destroyed
Music fans the world over are in mourning as, after much speculation, demolition crews finally moved in this week to start the demolition of Jimi Hendrix’s childhood home in Seattle.
Seattle authorities have declared the mostly wooden shack “an eyesore” and have ordered that it be removed.
Speaking to the Seattle Times author of the Hendrix biography ‘Room Full Of Mirrors’, Charles R Cross, said: “This is the place where he first discovered music.”
“[It is] too bad no city body stepped up to the plate to save the place Jimi lived in. Let’s be blunt: he’s the most famous guy to ever be born in the city of Seattle.”
Hendrix’s younger brother, Leon, is also understandably devastated by the news, saying simply: “I loved that house.”
The house was purchased in 2001 by developer Peter Sikov, who moved the entire structure to Hi-Land Mobile Manor, Renton – located across from the cemetery where the icon guitarist is buried – with a view to turning the property into a memorial for fans of Hendrix to visit.
“It seemed like a worthwhile endeavor” commented Sikov, who allegedly has plans to recycle the remains of the house, in order to auction them to the public.
“Can you imagine a guitar made out of wood from Jimi’s house? Who wouldn’t want that?”