Hi, I’m The Oldest House In Cascade
August 20th, 2008 @ 1:06 am by Cliffe | Sorted Historic Buildings |
Hi, I’m 1206 Republican
— I wanted to introduce myself.
I’m the oldest house in South Lake Union’s Cascade neighborhood, according to the Department of Neighborhoods
. I was built in 1890 and, along with my wood siding, have stuck around all these years.
There’s not many of us left
from the old times here in
the SLU. But being the oldest house in the neighborhood, you’d think I’d be turned into a small museum or a showpiece for the “roots of Cascade” to be polished up by Vulcan.
But I’m going to be demolished sometime this week (I received a “stay” today when the city decided it needed more permits). A respectful and talented sketcher named Gabi paid me a visit today
— as did his friend Eric
. Colleen Rozillis, who reads this blog, also appreciates me. Come see me while you can and please, please don’t let them put up a cheapshit condo
in my place (my lot’s too small). Goodbye.