Wanting for the best piece of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia? The Westside Jacksonville residence where by Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up just went on the sector, comprehensive with a historical marker in the entrance yard.
The dwelling, at 5419 Woodcrest Street off Lake Shore Boulevard, is listed for $629,000. That consists of the eight plenty the dwelling sits on, additionally a fourplex and a manufactured property on the assets.
Tax data present that the property is owned by Blue Horizon Residence Alternatives of Jacksonville Seaside, which acquired it in 2015 for $67,500. The property also marketed in 2010 for $20,000. The property is readily available for short-expression getaway rentals starting up at $80 a night and has its very own website, vanzanthouse.com.
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Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up in the home, in an region of Jacksonville they realized as Shantytown.
Ronnie shaped Lynyrd Skynyrd with good friends from the neighborhood in the 1960s. The band strike it huge in the ’70s and went on to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame job. Ronnie was killed in a 1977 aircraft crash that derailed Skynyrd for a decade.
Donnie was a founder of .38 Exclusive, which also broke major in the late ’70s and sold 20 million records. Listening to challenges compelled him to retire in 2013, but the band is continue to on the highway. He life in Clay County, close to his brother Johnny, who has been Skynyrd’s singer due to the fact 1987.
“That home was our lifetime, that community was our neighborhood,” Johnny Van Zant explained to the Situations-Union in 2018. “We all figured out how to engage in drums in that property, we all uncovered how to swing on the swing-established out there — that’s in which we discovered to sing. We failed to have 700 channels like currently. We didn’t have absolutely nothing but 4 channels. We were not super rich.”
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Lacy and Marion “Sister” Van Zant, who raised the brothers and nurtured their careers, lived in the residence to the close of their life.
A historical marker was set up in front of the dwelling in 2018, “The Van Zants’ legacy, memorialized in this dwelling, commemorates their prodigious contribution to the earth of rock new music,” it reads.
The house is becoming bought with the rental business and all of the home furnishings and memorabilia inside of, additionally a locking six-foot security fence and cameras.
The rental web page notes that it was restored to look like a 1960s dwelling. “If your expectation is that of a great 21st century fashionable residence, you are probably to be disappointed,” the internet site reads. “If you can overlook a several quirks and flaws, you will really get pleasure from the very good vibrations of this historic residence.”
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