- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - City officials in Cincinnati hope a new designation will help preserve a historical recording studio that once produced music by the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding and John Lee Hooker.

City council this week designated the former King Records buildings as an historic landmark, making it less likely that the owners of the property will succeed in having it torn down. The buildings served as the recording studio’s headquarters from 1943 to 1971.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (https://cin.ci/1GwAQMp ) reports that supporters see it as an opportunity to connect it to a larger initiative to create a new museum and memorial space for King Records, a recording studio and visual arts studio.

Mayor John Cranley says his administration is working to acquire the King Records property.

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