Move Saves Historic Everett “Lion House”

November 1, 2016


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One of the two lions that stood in front of the original location.

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The house sat at the east end of Howarth Park since construction in 1950.

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The house is ready for the short but tricky move on a winding, hilly Olympic Blvd.

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Crews get ready to move the house onto the foundation at the new location.

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A closer look at the house as the move nears its end.

The “Lion House” was moved today. Built in 1950 the house sat on a lot overlooking Puget Sound on Olympic Blvd near the east entrance to Howarth Park.

The 3 bedroom-2 bath house is full of unique details. Many of the finishes and built-ins are antiques taken from vintage cruise ships and wooden boats, including a ship’s ladder, an emergency exit door, brass railings, ships lamps, “Rolls Royce” cabinets, built-in flat files, solid brass hinges, etc.

The house was put up for sale last year by Nickel Brothers under the condition it be moved as the lot it was on was purchased as part of a new home construction project.

The buyer found a lot on the western side of Olympic Boulevard about a mile away.

Nickel Brothers has been readying the property for the past several weeks.

Today the “lion house” was carefully moved down Olympic Boulevard, around the entrance to lower Howarth Park and up the hill to its new location.

Here are a few photos of the house.

Click photos to enlarge.

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