‘House on the move’ update: What the ‘No Parking’ signs are for

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli)
3 weeks after we brought you first word – thanks to a tip from Larry Nitkey – that this old house at 4516 42nd SW (part of the site of a future development project) is going to be moved to another lot in West Seattle, the big overnight move is coming up early this Sunday. And if you are on the route, you are probably seeing “No Parking” signs by now. JayDee e-mailed WSB to say he spotted them yesterday along 44th near Charlestown, but we didn’t make the connection immediately until a Facebook note from Jenny this morning. Our partners at the Seattle Times have mapped the entire route here; they also published a great story with lots more about the home’s history here. (Note added later: There are apparently two sets of “No Parking” signs in that general area – one for the July 24th West Seattle Grand Parade bus re-route, one for this event, so look at the fine print if you have to park near one!)

5 Replies to "'House on the move' update: What the 'No Parking' signs are for"

  • Paula T July 15, 2010 (10:42 am)

    I wondered what the signs were for. I live on Charlestown and look forward to seeing the move. I’m so glad that the house is being saved. Great link to history on the house. Thanks for that WSB. Is there any way to find out where other Jensen houses are located?

  • lg July 15, 2010 (10:42 am)

    I just saw where they had done digging for it yesterday, I thought maybe there was a new house going in there. Neat!

  • todd_ July 15, 2010 (1:07 pm)

    I wondered what those signs were for too. Maybe I’ll stay up to watch the move.

  • Chris July 15, 2010 (8:54 pm)

    I am not sure those no parking signs are for the house move. We live on 44th on the route listed in the Times article but the signs say they are for the 7/24 from 7AM – 3 PM not 7/17-18. I assumed they were for the Hi-Yu parade which normally routes bus traffic down our street each year. I think the route is on 45th not 44th when you look closer at the map.

    • WSB July 15, 2010 (9:01 pm)

      Aha – re-reviewing the notes we’ve received, I see we have two sets of No Parking signs … the ones marked for the house move are along Charlestown … and if you have an eyeball on the 44th ones, I would imagine you’re right, though I’m surprised to see them up so early .. the city rule only requires something like three days warning.

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