“Our goal is to make the house a tribute project to Kurt’s youth and career, with museum details”
Posted Jul 30, 2021
Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen, WA, has officially become a historic landmark.
The Washington Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation has approved the listing of singer Nirvana’s home on the State Heritage Register, officially designating the property as a building of cultural significance.
Cobain lived in the one-and-a-half-storey house in Aberdeen from 1968 to 1984. It was originally built in 1923.
In addition to acquiring official historic status, the current owners of the house are renovating the property to return it to its vintage era, with 90 to 95 percent of the work already being done, Rolling stone reports. The plan is then to convert the house into a full time museum. Already, co-owner Lee Bacon hopes to begin private tours of Cobain’s home this spring.
“Our goal is to make the house a tribute project to Kurt’s youth and career, with museum details,” said Bacon. Rolling stone. “The next chapter is how to get there.”
Bacon and his wife Danielle bought the house from the Cobain family in 2018 for US $ 225,000.
Allyson Brooks, executive director of the Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, told the publication: “In general, we want to be sure that we recognize that something happened in a childhood home that was important. this case is Kurt Cobain, who developed his passions and musical skills in Aberdeen and in this house.
“All council members recognized the importance of the place.