Interesting places of Jim Morrison and The Doors
4907 North 28th Street, Arlington, Virginia is where Jim and the Morrison family lived while Jim was attending George Washington High School.
Jim Morrison graduated from George Washington High School in 1961, which is located at 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia. During Jim’s time here, he met one of his first girlfriends, Tandy Martin. The school changed to George Washington Middle School in 1971. Ellen Naomi Cohen, also known as Mama Cass from “The Mama’s and The Papa’s” also went to GWHS and would have graduated in the same year as Morrison.
314 N Osceola Ave Clearwater Florida is where Jim Morrison lived with his paternal grandparents, Paul and Caroline Morrison. While living here, Morrison attended St. Petersburg Junior College during the 61-62 academic year. It was during the summer of 1962, that Morrison met Mary Werbelow on Clearwater beach. Unfortunately, the home was destroyed by developers in August of 2005.
12 Westminster Ave. Venice, CA 90291 is the infamous Dennis Jacob’s rooftop, where Morrison slept and wrote poetry, much of which would become lyrics in some of The Doors biggest hits.
811 Ocean Front Walk, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. This is the famous rehearsal space, where The Doors arranged songs like “Light My Fire”. In 1969, it was turned into a condominium.
8901 West Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069. The most famous rock n roll bar in the world. While The Doors played there, they were seen by Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra Records, who signed the group for their record deal.
8512 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069. The second floor once housed the business offices for the Doors. They recorded their L.A. Woman album in the recording studio located in the space downstairs. It later became the Benvenuto Café, a Mexican restaurant for a while, but has since closed.
The Morrison Hotel 1246 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 is the site of The Doors 5th studio album’s cover picture. Numerous photos were taken of the band here by renowned photographer, Henry Diltz
1005 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 is the address of the Alta Cienega Motel that Jim Morrison used to stay at quite often from 1968-1970. Although he may have stayed in different rooms, room #32 is the “Jim Morrison Room”. Fans will stay there and cover the room in graffiti to have it repainted by management and then the process starts over.
17 Rue Beautreillis, Paris France was the last place that Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson lived. They rented the apartment from a French model, “Zozo”, who actually lived with them until she left in April. It was in this apartment that Pam found Jim in the bathtub in the early morning hours of July 3, 1971.
Death makes angels of us all & gives us wings
Where we had shoulders smooth as raven’s claws
No more money, no more fancy dress
This other Kingdom seems by far the best
until its other jaw reveals incest
& loose obedience to a vegetable law
I will not go
Prefer a Feast of Friends
To the Giant Family.
Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France