Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen has been added to the Washington Heritage Register of historically significant sites.
The list compiled by Washington’s Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation is controlled by the state’s Heritage Register and aims to protect significant sites and properties throughout Washington.
The intention of the current controlling owner of the property is to restore the home to the way it was when Cobain was growing up there. According to co-owner Lee Bacon, this process of restoration is “90-95 per cent” complete, and tours should start next spring.
Lee Bacon also told Rolling Stone that he has acquired a building in downtown Aberdeen which he will convert into a Tribute Lounge and Gallery Café.
Director of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Allyson Brooks, told Rolling Stone: “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.”
Adding: “Everyone on the council recognized the importance of the place.” With the star later going on to cement Seattle’s place as the most important scene of the early nineties, there is certainly no doubting the significance of the home.