Next step in Alki ‘Stone House’ plan: Park Board briefing

(WSB photo, December 2019)

One month ago, we published a followup on the status of the “Stone House” at 1123 Harbor SW, a stone-studded old bungalow that the Southwest Seattle Historical Society hopes to move to a new site, with redevelopment on the way to its current one. Today, news of the next step: A briefing at this Thursday’s meeting of the city Board of Park Commissioners. The agenda indicates the briefing will address the possibility of relocating the structure to Alki Beach; an early version of that plan was described at last June’s meeting of the Alki Community Council. Thursday’s Park Board meeting is at 6:30 pm at Parks HQ downtown (100 Dexter Ave. N.) and includes a public-comment period.

8 Replies to "Next step in Alki 'Stone House' plan: Park Board briefing"

  • Yma January 6, 2020 (4:53 pm)

    Oh please save this treasure if West Seattle!

  • Jim January 6, 2020 (5:13 pm)

    Get rid of that eye sore ASAP.

  • Mj January 6, 2020 (6:39 pm)

    Wow a heavy load for sure!

  • wssz January 6, 2020 (9:28 pm)

    I’ve lived in WS for 25 years and have always loved this house. It took someone who was completely devoted to it and his family to build it, stone by stone. The history and dedication are important to our history. I really hope the SW Seattle Historical Society can find a way to permanently protect it for all of us. 

    • JC January 6, 2020 (11:06 pm)

      Well said and totally agree!  It’s a special home for sure.  

  • WS Taxpayer January 7, 2020 (10:30 am)

    I’m no engineer, but picking up and moving that house will compromise the stone facade, creating a giant pile of rubble.  Putting humpty-dumpty back together again would prove to be a task that all the democrats in Seattle couldn’t accomplish.   As much as I enjoy this home visually – its time to say goodbye, the calories expended to this point are already more than its worth.  Go pry off a stone as a remembrance.  

    • lookingforlogic January 7, 2020 (2:14 pm)

      You’re not an engineer.One characteristic that Seattle has compared to many economically challenged cities is a vibrant tapestry of old and unusual buildings.  Plain, stingy design results in lackluster revenue.

    • Calires January 7, 2020 (5:03 pm)

      “I’m no engineer, so I have no idea what will happen if that house is moved. ” Fixed that for you.

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