Thursday, March 19, 2009

Someday it will become a state

Not everyone knows this, but -- as this listing found by Susan shows in its only photo -- here in Washington Territory, half of all houses are stockades. True!

12 comments:

Mid-C Frank said...

Guess they are ready for the injuns and the end times.

Architectural style: Neo-Waco Revival!

Lulu LaBonne said...

I like the stockade - all for a bit of privacy me - but I'm a bit confused by the bath arrangements, he has half a roof-type bath if I've read that correctly, but three quarters of a bath outside - how does that work?

haikitay said...

I know I moved from the area awhile ago but there is no Light Rail in Seattle. Unless they are talking about the trains that are going to the airport but don't really come from anywhere.
My hubby has always wanted a fence I wonder if it has a turret?

Anonymous said...

I feel like Magwa and Uncas ought to fight it out for the place or something.

I like how the property details list the upgrades, but this is the only picture. Leading to the question: Upgraded from what? The dirt floors of a soddy and the outhouse replaced with one of them fancy flush commodes?

This place really looks like it's preparing to be besieged back in the days of the War for Independence. That's great and all, but it suggests terrifying things about the plumbing.

Bill's Bayou said...

I hear the coffee houses are pretty much the same.

Anonymous said...

The elementary school is Franklin High. Smart kids.

Dr Zibbs said...

Curious.

Cat said...

George Washington slept here.

PrincessLuceval said...

If you stare at the steps long enough, it starts to look like an M. C. Escher drawing. The door at the top looks like it could be actually at the bottom.

Stuart said...

If you climb those stairs enough times, Pai Mei will teach you the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique.

Charlene said...

Oh wonderful. Now I can't stop humming the theme to F Troop.

Kimber said...

I kinda want to drive by this property. It's so weird-looking! The light rail is near completion and test trains are running but it's not fully operational as of yet.