Shoreline Historical Museum - a new labor of love. And it's going to take a lot a love for this new site!
GOOD NEWS for the Shoreline Historical Museum is they've got a new home.
|Museum Director Vicki Stiles in front room of 18511|
Linden Ave N. She's smiling, but looking at the task ahead,
her sweatshirt indicates she might rather be in Maui
(and who could blame her!)
|Basement of former James Alan Salon|
New Home of Shoreline Historical Museum
|Front Room of 18511 Linden Ave N|
Planned to be the meeting room of new temporary Museum.
bought the property available at 185th and Linden Ave N, which includes about a half acre overgrown lot and two buildings, the former James Alan Salon and small house (40's era) next door.
Well it is better than being homeless, but it is going to be a huge task to make these buildings habitable.
The 18511 Linden house is relatively easier to fix up to be of use. According to Director Vicki Stiles, they expect to have an office set up there next week sometime.
|Volunteers have to wear masks to deal with the nasty dust|
But the James Alan site is another story. After the business moved out, a pipe broke and water ran into the building for three days before anyone knew about it. All the ceiling tiles are rotten and have to be hauled out. Their is some mold and huge amounts of dust and crud everywhere.
|Museum Boardmembers and volunteers have been working for|
many weeks already to clear out the mess, but it is
going to take a lot of "sweat equity" to get this place
ready for any kind of museum
|Loren Day, Hal Schlegel, and Kevin Sill confer about the tasks at hand|
|Volunteer Extraordinaire Loren Day gets grateful hug|
from Director Vicki Stiles
have a lot to give!