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Finding beauty in expected places, like headlights on I-5 | Taking Stock

 


The first home that I remember was on Eastlake in Seattle. We lived there until I was 5 years old.

The Stewart Street off-ramp of Interstate 5 is there now. I was told that the front half of our house had been built in 1871; the back half added in 1889 to take in boarders left homeless by the Great Seattle Fire.

I was young, but I do remember that the front half of the house was better built than the back half. The front stairway to the second floor was wide and the steps were level and even. The back stairway was narrow, steep, and the stairs were warped. The front porch was welcoming; t...



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