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Hoisted and Moved


Archive photos can give us some interesting clues to the history of a property. In this particular archive photo of the house I sold this past week it shows that the house was moved to its present location in 1962 (left hand side of photo where it says 12-62). We then can speculate that it was likely moved from someplace along the I-90 corridor since that’s when the highway was beginning to be built through Leschi in Seattle.

(Did you know? I-90 incorporates two of the longest floating bridges in the world, the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and the Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, which cross Lake Washington from Seattle to Mercer Island, Washington. They are the second- and fifth-longest such bridges, respectively. In the whole world!)

Anyway, here is how this house looks today:

Sweet, isn’t it?

It is beautifully restored. And updated nicely.

My favorite room in the whole house is the pantry.Luxuriously old fashioned. LOVE.

1325 Yakima Ave S, Seattle 98144-3832. Three bedrooms, two baths, 1720 interior square feet on a 4320 square foot corner lot. Last list price $449,000. More info and photos here.

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