Kurt Cobain Seattle Park Benches for Auction (info)

Kurt Cobain Seattle Park Benches for Auction (info)

Two benches that became an unofficial memorial to Kurt Cobain after he took his life are up for sale, reports KIRO7 News.

The benches sat in a Seattle park near Cobain’s home and were covered with messages from fans that were written or carved on the wooden slats.

It is reported that the slats on the Viretta Park benches were replaced with new wood in 2008, and that the old slats were saved from the landfill. Crazy to think that they would be tossed.

Now, the old marked-up slats are fixed to new frames (what’s left of them, seem to missing a couple of slats and look weathered) and the Cobain memorial benches are for sale at a Tacoma auction house, Hamilton’s Antique & Estate Auctions.

Auction Item Benches and PHOTO (HERE)

Several GOOGLE Photos of Original Benches (HERE)

Photo not auction item, Flickr Creative Commons source (HERE)

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