Nina Simone's childhood home is a national treasure

The house where soul legend Nina Simone was born, in Tryon, North Carolina, has been the subject of failed revamps over the years.
The house where soul legend Nina Simone was born, in Tryon, North Carolina, has been the subject of failed revamps over the years.PHOTO: NYTIMES

BOSTON • The house where singer Nina Simone was born is in bad shape. The ceiling is crumbling, the walls are chipping and the floorboards are sagging.

Last year, it seemed inevitable that the house would succumb to time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2018, with the headline 'Nina Simone's childhood home is a national treasure'. Print Edition | Subscribe