The Jimi Hendrix House (Red House)
A stone's throw from the former homes of 1960s rock luminaries such as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane is the former home of another rock legend, Jimi Hendrix. The apartment at 1524 Haight Street, still a private residence, was Hendrix's home for a few years in the 1960s.
Backstory and Context
For a few years in the 1960s, Hendrix lived in the home at 1524 Haight Street, which is only a few doors down from the famous intersection that gave the neighborhood its name. Though the details of Hendrix's time in the apartment are sparse, it is believed that he lived there for a time with his girlfriend.
Nowadays, the apartment is still a private residence and is located above a tobacco shop. The building is painted red, in honor of Hendrix.