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A photograph dated Oct. 22, 1991 shows legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone in concert at the Olympia music hall in Paris. Simone’s childhood home has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (AFP PHOTO/Bertrand Guay)
The late singer Nina Simone’s childhood home has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as reported by Pitchfork.
The house, which was purchased last year by a group of artists, is located in Tryon, North Carolina, and is where Simone and her seven siblings grew up.
The National Trust, along with the owners, the community, the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the World Monuments Fund, will “seek new protections, evaluate preservation needs, and conduct market and feasibility studies to develop a sustainable new use for the home”, according to a press release.
Simone was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a biography of her life will be featured in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, the audiobook of which is read by Alicia Keys. (sul/wng)