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Orting group wants building preserved

Post by Melissa Santos / The Olympian on Jan. 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm with No Comments »
January 21, 2009 5:30 pm

There’s an old cabin two miles west of Orting that some residents would like to see moved to one of the city’s main parks.

Members of the Orting Historical Society are talking to the owner of the old building about how they might acquire and preserve it. One option they’ve discussed is placing the building, shown below, in North Park on Washington Avenue North, the city’s main drag.

Members also have discussed placing the building in Charter Park, located further south along Washington Avenue near the Orting Public Safety Building.

What exactly was the building used for? Society members weren’t sure. But they know it’s old, and that means it’s part of the city’s historic past.

They plan to invite the cabin’s owner to their next meeting to see if she’d be willing to let them have it.

Should that happen, city officials would be willing to consider a proposal to place it in one of their parks, Mayor Cheryl Temple said.

“I’m sure it would be a wonderful thing if we could do that for our citizens,” Temple said, “but there are still are many things that need to be looked into.”

I’ll be checking in with the Orting Historical Society next month to see if their plans have moved forward. Stay tuned.

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