Sneak peek inside today’s ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ tour home

(WSB photos)
3-5 pm today, as noted in our West Seattle Sunday preview, the doors swing open at a West Seattle home with history – the North Admiral house built by J.E. “Daddy” Standley, founder of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on the downtown waterfront. It’s this year’s “If These Walls Could Talk” tour presented by and benefiting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. We took a quick peek inside during the noontime VIP presentation – getting a sense of the home’s “then and now”:

The “then and now” aspects are also underscored by this group – 90-year-old Joe James, grandson of “Daddy” Standley, and Katy Walum, whose family has owned the house for a decade – kids Olivia and Henry are growing up there:

As befitting a mellow Sunday afternoon, we found music, courtesy of The Ukes:

No advance reservations/tickets required – just get over to 1750 Palm SW between 3 and 5 pm; tour admission is $10 SWSHS members, $15 nonmembers. And if you’re not sure why the house was such a traffic-stopper in its day – read about it here!

4 Replies to "Sneak peek inside today's 'If These Walls Could Talk' tour home"

  • Jersey Jill June 28, 2015 (2:32 pm)

    What is the name of the band? What type of music?

  • WSB June 28, 2015 (3:57 pm)

    The band name is in the story. The Ukes. They play ukuleles.

  • Diane June 28, 2015 (8:14 pm)

    wow, this event was so wonderful; huge turnout; really fun; thanks to all who made it happen, and all who showed up to share their stories; it all went by way too fast; wish I could have met everyone and heard every story; can hardly wait for the replay of the history packed presentation in the upcoming video

  • RayWest July 3, 2015 (6:21 am)

    I miss the Homes With History Tour that used to be an annual event in West Seattle.

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