The Stone Cottage was built by Eva Falk during the Great Depression. Eva and her mother came up with its unique façade of more than 15,000 beach stones, carried from the beach near the Alki Lighthouse, and each stone was thoughtfully placed by hand on the exterior of the building. As the decades passed, Eva welcomed all manner of strangers to her “rock house”, turning them into friends. Eva died in 1997 at the age of 92.
FUTURE OF THE BUILDING
Save The Stone Cottage LLC has developed a three-phased plan and has until the Spring 2021 to move the house off the site. We are actively scouting locations and have planned the logistics of physically moving the 90-year-old stone house.Our mission is to secure a new location, possibly in a park or on school grounds (due to COVID19, talks with the City of Seattle are on hold), preserving this piece of history for generations to come.
ABOUT THE RESCUE EFFORT
The stone-studded cottage has been a beloved and legendary landmark for 90 years and our goal is to move it to a new site, preserving the history of our city for generations to come.The Stone Cottage is crammed between condos and townhouses, standing in the way of development. The owner of the property has agreed to allow the house to be moved before construction begins.
THE RESCUE EFFORT
Stone Cottage vs. Wrecking Ball
The Stone Cottage is crammed between condos and townhouses, standing in the way of development. The owner of the property has agreed to allow the house to be moved before demolition begins in Spring of 2021.
We are excited to announce the launch of our fundraising campaign through GoFundMe Charity with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society as our Fiscal Sponsor.
If you prefer to write a check, please make the check payable to “SWSHS for the SSC Project” and mail to:
Southwest Seattle Historical Society
3003 61st Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
You can help save the Stone Cottage
This project is in conjunction with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society in its ongoing effort to preserve the history of our great city. This is a complicated project, but we are determined to save this amazing piece of West Seattle history. If the Stone Cottage isn’t moved, demolition is expected to begin in the Spring of 2021, and we will lose a piece of our history.Our goal is to raise $110,000 for Phase I, enabling us to move the Stone Cottage to a safe storage facility, while simultaneously searching for it’s final home and eventual restoration.
Through generous donations from the property developer, Chainqui, as well as from the handful of faithful volunteers, we are on our way to raising $110,000 for Phase I efforts to move and store the Stone Cottage.
The wrecking ball is looming. The Stone Cottage must be moved in the Spring of 2021, or we will lose this beloved and legendary landmark forever.
An extensive 3 phase plan is underway. Phase I will include the structural reinforcement required to safely move and relocate the Stone Cottage to a safe storage facility where it will be secured and stored for 2-3 years while we work on the final placement and restoration efforts.
Our team is working hard to develop a comprehensive restoration plan for the Stone Cottage. As we complete fundraising for Phase I, we will move into Phase II which involves securing a final resting place for the Cottage.
If These Walls Could Talk
Eva welcomed all manner of strangers to the Stone Cottage, turning them into friends.
My mom told me that this house is for giving shelter to anybody and anything.
Carmecita (Firpo) Munoz
Daughter of Eva Falk
They took their little wagon, and walked all the way down to the Alki Lighthouse and picked up the nice, round, grey rocks there, and walked all the way back.
Former President of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society
Old buildings matter because they tell the story of the city. Once they’re gone, that’s it. You can’t build an old building.
Owner, Bennett Properties
The stone-studded cottage has been a beloved and legendary landmark for 90 years and our goal is to move it to a new site, preserving the history of our city for generations to come.
Help us reach our goals
Our goal is to raise $110,000 for Phase I, enabling us to move the Stone Cottage to a safe storage facility, while simultaneously searching for it’s final home and eventual restoration.
We Volunteers are Ready to Rock & Roll
The rescue effort is spearheaded by an incredible group of volunteers.Experts Include architects, historians, writers, documentarians, preservationists, community advocates & people passionate about our history.
Visionary / Historic Building ConsultantBennett Properties
Historic Activist & VolunteerPresident, Southwest Seattle Historical Society
Historic Activist & VolunteerPresident, Morgan Community Association
Historic Activist & VolunteerOwner at Up Media
Historic Activist & VolunteerGadget-guy / Junkologist / Antiques
Historic Consultant4th Generation Grandson of Chief Seattle
Multi-passionate Problem Solver & Volunteer
Architectural ConsultantMcNelis Architects
Our Generous Sponsors
Special thanks to the following sponsors:
How can you help?
There are many ways you can take meaningful action to help save the Stone Cottage from demolition and see it get moved to a new location. You can donate, volunteer, and spread the word in our community! Contact us if you want to learn more…
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If you prefer to write a check, please make the check payable to “SWSHS for the SSC Project” and mail tothe Southwest Seattle Historical Society at 3003 – 61st Ave SW, Seatle WA 98116.