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New life for old house: 1931 Craftsman-style home will be moved from Franck Street to Malcom Street June 4
A piece of Friday Harbor history will be relocated and restored. And you can watch as it gets moved to its new home.
The 79-year-old Craftsman-style house at 350 Franck St. has been acquired by Lynn Danaher, who is having the house moved to 60 Malcom St., next to Surina Business Park.
Nickel Bros. will move the house June 4, 9-11:30 a.m. The route: from Franck Street, south down Hunt Street, west on Grover Street, north on Argyle Avenue to Malcom Street, and east to 60 Malcom St. Traffic will be rerouted during the move.
The house will be the fifth house restored by Danaher; the others are 20 Malcom St., 468 and 470 Argyle Ave., and her home on Dougherty Lane. She also renovated the Ace Hardware building to make its exterior compatible with architecture and design in the Historic District.
She's equally excited about the Franck Street house.
Frank Mullis built it in 1931 for dentist Roger Loring (Loring built the Sandpebble building at 245 Spring St. in the 1890s as a medical building.)
The Loring house is made of old-growth fir. "It has old-growth fir floors and incredible trim — 1 by 6 firm trim. It's pretty incredible wood," Danaher said.
The house is more than 2,000 square feet, two story. She said the downstairs — "three really big, very spacious rooms" — will be made available for commercial use. The upstairs will be "a sweet three-room apartment."
The current owner, Jerry Goddard, wants to rebuild at 350 Franck St. and is contributing to the cost of moving the house — and, Danaher said, at a cost of 70 percent less than the cost of demolition.