Nina Simone’s North Carolina home gets permanent protection | Chicago Sun Times

Nina Simone’s North Carolina home gets permanent protection | Chicago Sun Times

The three-room, 660-square foot clapboard house had fallen into disrepair when four Black artists purchased the property in 2017 to ensure its legacy.

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TRYON, N.C. — The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, in partnership with World Monuments Fund and Preservation North Carolina, recently secured permanent protection of the singer-songwriter’s childhood home in Tryon, the trust announced in a statement Tuesday.

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Published at Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:54:42 +0000