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Jim Morrison's Reported Last Apartment Up For Sale in WeHo

Looks like Cheri Woods, the owner of the West Hollywood apartment complex where Jim Morrison is said to have lived at the end of his life—between mid-1969 and early 1971—has abandoned dreams of turning the building into a bed and breakfast—despite the fact that the Cheri Amour, as it's called, is "one step away" from getting the ok to operate as a B&B. Instead, the place has gone up for sale.

According to public data, the Cheri Amour was built in 1932 and has five units, though the listing refers to it as having six. (The discrepancy is noted in the agent's remarks.) Each unit has two bedrooms, though sadly there are no interior photos. The building was rent controlled, but Woods has invoked California's Ellis Act, which allows landlords to evict all of their tenants in order to convert a building to another use. The listing promises the building will be delivered to its new owner empty. The lovely Spanish-style complex is asking $2.995 million.

The listing copy also sounds like any sentimental fondness that Woods might have felt for this supposed Morrison haunt is gone: the property is lauded as a great development opportunity, and it's noted that the land is zoned for "up to 8 condos."

Woods's desires to turn the property into a historically-designated inn were stymied by the tenuous and questionable connection to Morrison. Back in April 2014, when the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission reviewed the request to landmark the building, they indefinitely postponed a decision and asked Woods to provide "additional documentation" that the Doors singer had ever lived there. (It sounds like Woods just had stories about him scream-fighting with his then-girlfriend, Pamela Courson, and offering fellow tenants weed.)

· 8214 Norton Ave [Redfin]
· Former Madame Wants to Turn Jim Morrison's Old WeHo Apartment Building Into a B&B [Curbed LA]