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Tag: Haddaway Hall


Haddaway Hall as a public place? History buff and attorney raises the idea

Jonathan Feste is practicing law up in Port Angeles now but he gets back to his home town quite a bit. And he is an advocate for not only saving Tacoma’s history but using it to tell stories.

After he saw the article about the pending sale of the Weyerhaeuser Mansion on N. Stevens, he began to imagine the potential of getting it into public hands.

Russ Carmack’s photo of Haddawy Hall in 2004. It hasn’t changed much since then.

Here’s what he wrote:

“The former Wagner estate, Lakewold, endures as the last great estate garden at Gravelly Lake. The nearby Madera was sliced into homesites a few decades ago. On Bainbridge Island, the Bloedel Reserve is preserved. Both are showcase gardens, built up, respectively by sisters, Eulalie Wagner and Virginia Bloedel. In Spokane, the gardens at industrialist Daniel Corbin’s South Hill home have undergone restoration and includes grounds now known as the Moore-Turner Garden. Read more »