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Aiw
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Post Number: 5160
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.202.146
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is today's Slumpin' P.D.j.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2064
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.167.59.58
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The falling turrent reminds me much of the slow motion fall of the Ransom Gillis house turret.

Perhaps we should start a pool on when it falls and use the money to buy it or pay off some city inspector to fine the owner.
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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 572
Registered: 05-2004
Posted From: 68.40.119.216
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just sickening. Unfortunately, there are plenty of other treasures that are just as bad off.
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E_hemingway
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Post Number: 409
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.176.123
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 11:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

True, however, I have seen a lot of progress in that area restoring those old mansions. It's definitely better off than what it was a year or two ago. Overall, that area looks much better and will really take off once the city finishes putting in all of that new infrastructure.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 702
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 198.208.159.18
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the ransom gilles is now (at least partially) surrounded by scafolding and tarps...saw many people working on and in the structure on saturday :-)

too bad about old slumpy....seems at this point it would probably be better off to be taken down piece by piece and reconstructed, while they could still do it in an organized way. that is, IF its going to be saved
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Goat
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Post Number: 7918
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 70.48.209.102
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 12:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought that WSU owned that house? I wonder why they have let it deteriorate to the point of collapse?
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5162
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 209.216.150.127
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 4:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Goat, I'm not sure who owns it. However I believe it was moved there by the Medical Center.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2070
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Posted From: 66.167.59.58
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 4:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Moved there? Really? How do you know? That would be interesting.
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Goat
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Post Number: 7923
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.200.240
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 4:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I too thought that the building was moved from it's original foundations. I remember first hearing about that a few years back but I'll be damned if I can't remember where?

Can anyone verify by old address' or maps?
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Machoken
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Post Number: 1106
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 65.86.12.2
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 4:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Moved there, wow. Does that explain the crumbling foundation in those 2002-2003 pics?
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5163
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Posted From: 209.216.150.127
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 5:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not certain, but that's the story I've heard, although it's never been confirmed...
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Crew
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Post Number: 770
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 146.9.52.155
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 5:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought the Red Cross moved it when they expanded their building on Mack & John R. They sold it to one of the fraternities at WSU, not to the university or medical center.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 143
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 207.200.116.134
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 5:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sure looks like the foundation in front was replaced. Whatever, that's a darn shame. If I could have that house as it was in 1893, I'd put my computer desk on the second floor of the turret and look over my domain.......

Superb documentation, Andrew. An amazing sequence of photos.
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Danny
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Post Number: 3606
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 141.217.173.57
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 7:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HAH! people in this generation will not be able to appreciate the fine quality of classic sacred American landmarks. In the United States we believed that NOTHING'S SACRED!! period.
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Bertz
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Post Number: 476
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.61.15.89
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 7:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Danny, I could not agree more, most people in this generation see not the beauty or craftsmanship only that it is old

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