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Saturday, June 11, 2005

Owner of Hendrix home planning to move it to Renton

ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 8th, 2005 12:14 PM SEATTLE -- The owner of a run-down home where Jimi Hendrix once lived plans to move it to suburban Renton, across from the cemetery where the rock legend is buried. Owner Pete Sikov has until Friday to provide completed plans for moving the house; otherwise, Seattle officials say they will demolish it. The house was moved a few blocks three years ago to make way for a housing development. Its current location in the Central District, a vacant lot on South Jackson Street, was provided by the city to give the building’s supporters time to find a new location for it or to buy the lot and fix up the home there. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation wants to turn the home into a music-oriented youth center. Hendrix’s father, Al Hendrix, owned it from 1953 to 1956. The city has given repeated warnings and deadlines to Sikov, who was originally supposed to move the house in February. “It has become a kind of contest between me and the mayor’s office to see if we can move it before they can demolish it,” Sikov said. Sikov said he was prepared to move the house last Friday to a lot he owns across the street from Garfield High School, but the city denied him a permit and rezoning request. Officials were concerned the building would be a nuisance there, he said. Full Story:


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