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Owner lists legendary home of Jim Morrison for sale

Bid for historic designation as former of home of the late lead singer failed

August 22, 2015 03:00PM

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Where JIm Morrison is said to have lived in West Hollywood, California

Where Jim Morrison may have lived in West Hollywood.

The owner plans to sell an apartment building in West Hollywood, California, where rock music star Jim Morrison may have lived near the end of his life.

Owner Cheri Woods failed to convert the Spanish-style, five-unit property, called Cheri Amour, to a historically-designated, bed-and-breakfast inn.

In April 2014, the West Hollywood Historic Commission reviewed a request to designate the building as a landmark.

But the commission indefinitely postponed action on the request and asked Woods to provide “additional documentation” that the apartment building was home to Morrison, the late lead singer of The Doors, from the summer of 1969 to early 1971, the year he died.

Woods has claimed that Morrison wrote The Doors’ hit song “Riders on the Storm” at Cheri Amour, and that a former tenant recalled Morrison offering him marijuana and getting into screaming arguments with his girlfriend Pamela Courson.

Woods listed the apartment building for sale with an asking price of $2.995 million, according to Curbed Los Angeles. Each unit has two bedrooms.

The listing for the property states that it will delivered empty of tenants and is zoned for as many as eight condominium units. [Curbed Los Angeles] – Mike Seemuth