(Photos courtesy SWSHS executive director Clay Eals)
The sun came out for the Colman Estate tour presented Sunday afternoon by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Historic Seattle. Also out: 135 visitors!
Thanks to SWSHS executive director Clay Eals for sharing photos – see half a dozen more, ahead:
Historic Seattle volunteer Marta Brace greeted visitors at the 1922-built estate:
Pausing on the second-floor landing in the next photo are, from left, Joey Richesson and Marcy Johnsen, SWSHS board member and president; Larry Kreisman, program director of Historic Seattle; and Todd Erickson, contractor for the most recent improvements on the home:
SWSHS volunteer and West Seattle resident Dora-Faye Hendricks was among the dozen volunteers helping out:
Next, a visitor chatting with gardener Kathleen Lapham:
There weren’t only sights to see, but also stories to tell – Nancy McPhee, SWSHS volunteer and lifelong Fauntleroy resident, displayed a book containing a 1929 photo of the wedding of Lawrence and Isabel Pierce at the home; Nancy was in the photo as the then-4-year-old flower girl, along with Isabel’s father, Laurence Colman.
The book is a 1990 memoir written by Lawrence Pierce. His family owned the home until four years ago; its ongoing splendor guarantees more history to come:
As noted earlier, volunteer power helped make this event a success; the next volunteer-information session for SWSHS is coming up, 11 am May 11th at the Log House Museum – find out more on the organization’s website.
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