The childhood home of Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, Wash. has been approved to be a historical landmark in the State of Washington.
Per Rolling Stone, “Last week, Washington state’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation announced that the one-and-a-half-story house in Aberdeen, where Cobain lived from 1968 to 1984, had been officially approved for inclusion on its ‘Heritage Register’ of culturally important buildings…Neighborhood zoning regulations will prevent the structure from becoming a full-time museum, but [current homeowner Lee] Bacon is exploring ways to open it up this spring for the occasional private tour.”
Bacon notes the home is currently being restored to what it looked like when Cobain lived there, and that process is about “90 to 95 percent” done. On top of Washington state’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation supporting the project, Cobain’s sister, Kim, has also offered her support saying, “I enjoy being involved and providing my input. I am very happy and supportive Lee and [his wife] Dani took this on three years ago.”
In addition to the plans for the home, Bacon also purchased a 25,000-square-foot building in downtown Aberdeen. About a third of that building will be transformed into a “tribute lounge and gallery cafe” containing various pieces of Cobain artifacts, which will act as “the starting hub for information, tours, and dedicated transportation to the family home.”