Washington’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has approved Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen for inclusion on the state’s Heritage Register, an official listing of historically significant sites and properties found throughout Washington. The house, in which the Nirvana frontman lived from 1968 to 1984, was constructed in 1923, according to the public registry.
The home’s current co-owner, Lee Bacon, told Rolling Stone that plans to recreate the house in its original iteration are “90 to 95 percent” finished and that he hopes to make private tours available next spring. Bacon has also acquired a building in downtown Aberdeen that will house a “Tribute Lounge and Gallery Cafe” dedicated to Cobain featuring memorabilia, photos, and more.
Allyson Brooks, executive director of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, said to 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.” Brooks added, “Everyone on the council recognized the importance of the place.”
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Source : Pitchfork