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On Wednesday, August 17th, Kirkland, Washington’s Trueblood House was moved around the corner to a temporary location until a buyer can be found. KIRO News had their helicopter in the air for the actual move and cameras on the ground.


The move began at 11 A.M. It was supposed to take up to three hours. By the time I arrived at 11-something, the house was already in its new location and crews were putting the lines back up that had been taken out of the way.


This is a historic home in need of a savior. It housed Kirkland’s first doctor and has been nicely maintained.


The speed of these linemen gave me an even greater appreciation for how hard they work during storms to restore service.


And there she is, sitting on a truck trailer until she can be set down and fenced off.


Not something you see every day…


Somehow this reminded me of the house in Up. How many balloons would you have to tie to that to get it airborne, anyway?


The rich blue of the house and the golden yellow of the truck was a beautiful contrast on a sunny day.


Nothing fell out from underneath… there were just some cobwebs and slightly rumpled insulation.


Planters were still sitting on the back porch like, “nuttin’ to see here… move along…”


The windows all seemed to remain intact including the stained glass beauty in the front.


Bucket trucks abounded.


Note the dangling porch post on the right. The porch had to be otherwise supported.


She’s made it this long, folks… as long as Washington’s been a state. Let’s keep her alive.


It was a little surreal to see a gate to nowhere. Although it could be a gate to a magical fairy garden…


Imagine how nice this would look on that vacant piece of land you don’t know what to do with. Yep, this provides just the right ambiance for family holidays.


The truck that made the massive haul.


In a way, wouldn’t it be fun to just drive this around town, hanging out the windows and waving at people?


Lots of things had to be pieced back together.


The neighborhood seemed to have a little party going on. The now previous owners of the Trueblood home worked to save it and are pleased that they will be able to build their family a new home.


That’s where the Trueblood House was.


More great work by Frontier and the cable guys. No poles had to be taken down, they just moved some lines.


And there she sits until someone buys her. At 1400-some square feet, she’s not small. She has an amazing story and will provide shelter and joy for years to come if a caring old home lover adopts her.


Fantastic job everyone!

She’ll have to move again, but hopefully it will be the last time. She is part of a dying breed; some historic homes in Kirkland aren’t even protected and can be torn down at will.

For $116,500– and a little land and some moving expenses– the Trueblood House can be yours.


A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit. -Ezra Pound


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