Next Monthly Sketch Outing

Sunday, April 23
Seattle Art Museum and Pike Street Neighborhood
1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

10:00 AM till 12:30 PM

See Monthly Outing page for details.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Alki Homestead

Rather than the wide, open scenes along Alki Beach, I chose to draw the Alki Homestead instead. Originally built as a country estate—Fir Lodge—for Gladys and William Bernard in 1905, the log house operated as the Homestead Restaurant from 1950 to 2009, when a fire closed the restaurant. Because of plans to demolish the structure, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation designated the log building as one of their Most Endangered Historic Properties. In 2010, a campaign by the Southwest Seattle Historic Society, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and Historic Seattle persuaded the owner to sell the Alki Homestead. As you can see from the sign, it is currently for sale.

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