Lake Worth Native Campaigns to Turn Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Into Museum

Categories: In The News

jamie_dunkel.jpg
Jaime Dunkle

This past September, in the same month that marked the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, Kurt Cobain's mom announced that she was putting the Aberdeen, Wash., home where Kurt spent much of his adolescence on the market for a whopping $500,000.

It was just one of a handful of recent and weird headlines involving the legendary grunge frontman. For instance, the former "roommate" who was selling Kurt's skis and phone in a bizarre but humorous Seattle Craigslist post (read about it on Stereogum). And the unveiling of a weeping Kurt Cobain statue by Aberdeen's mayor during the inaugural Kurt Cobain Day. All of this led up to the 20th anniversary of the singer's untimely death next month.


But the sale of the grunge god's childhood home was more than a random news headline to Lake Worth native turned Portland resident Jaime Dunkle. After hearing that the 1.5-story bungalow Cobain lived in on and off until he was 20 years old was on the market, the 33-year-old journalist started plotting how she could help preserve it and turn it into a museum.

kurt_cobain_childhood_home.jpg
Jaime Dunkle

For the generation of Nirvana fans who were adolescents themselves when Cobain died, the idea of having a permanent spot to visit, memorialize, and enter a total time warp where Cobain spent his angsty youth is much cooler than seeing his mementos sprawled out at a Hard Rock Café. It's also decidedly much, much cooler than making the trek to the multimillion-dollar Seattle mansion he shared with Courtney Love -- although that location still attracts fans regularly.

If Dunkle gets her wish, Cobain's childhood home will be a full-on museum -- complete with his old mattress in the attic and handwritten band scrawls of Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin on the walls.

kurt_cobain_bedroom_wall.jpg
Jaime Dunkle



Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
2 comments
barishzone
barishzone

up to I saw the bank draft of $9949 , I have faith that...my... friends brother could realy receiving money in their spare time from there computar. . there aunts neighbour has done this less than seventeen months and resantly paid the mortgage on there place and purchased Lotus Esprit . find out here W­ o­ r­ k­ s­ 7­ 7­ .­ C­ O­ M­

belindadavis873
belindadavis873

as Nathan said I am amazed that a student able to profit $7680 in one month on the internet . see here W­ o­ r­ k­ s­ 7­ 7­ .­ C­ O­ M­

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Events

Clubs

Loading...