Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Is Now an Official Historical Landmark
"Our goal is to make the house a tribute project to Kurt's early life and career, with museum detail"
Published Jul 30, 2021Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, WA, has officially become a historic landmark.
Washington's Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has approved the Nirvana singer's home for inclusion on the state's Heritage Register, officially designating the property as a culturally important building.
Cobain lived in the one-and-a-half-storey house in Aberdeen from 1968 to 1984. It was originally constructed in 1923.
In addition to gaining official historical status, the house's current owners are renovating the property to return it to its vintage era, with the work already being 90 to 95 percent done, Rolling Stone reports. The plan is then to convert the home into a full-time museum. Already, co-owner Lee Bacon is hoping to start some private tours of Cobain's house this spring.
"Our goal is to make the house a tribute project to Kurt's early life and career, with museum detail," Bacon told Rolling Stone. "The next chapter is how to make that happen."
Bacon and his wife Danielle bought the house from the Cobain family back in 2018 for $225,000 USD.
Allyson Brooks, executive director of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, told the publication: "Generally we want to be sure that we're acknowledging that something happened in a childhood home that was significant. In this case, it's Kurt Cobain, who developed his musical passions and skills in Aberdeen and in that house.
"Everyone on the council recognized the importance of the place."