The West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission will be asked next week to declare rocker Jim Morrison’s Norton Avenue apartment as a cultural resource.
The Door’s Morrison lived in the building known as Cheri Amour, with his girlfriend, Pamela Courson, in 1970 and 1971. They reportedly had a stormy relationship, with frequent fights at home. Morrison moved from West Hollywood to Paris in March to live with Courson. He died there in July 1971 in the bathtub from what some have said was a heroin overdose.
The building, at 8214 W. Norton between Fountain Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, was purchased in 2003 by Cheri Woods, who is asking for the cultural resource designation. Woods also is asking that the commission grant a rehabilitation incentive for the property, which gives an owner a financial or other incentive to rehabilitate a property.
To date the city has designated 82 historic and cultural resources in West Hollywood. The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on April 28 at the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.