Wednesday, September 16, 2015
the UP house
While in Seattle we visited a local landmark known as the UP house. Although the house is not actually the inspiration for the movie by the same name, there are similarities with their respective stories, thus the name UP house. This house was owned by one person for many decades and when urban development encroached by way of a new shopping mall, the owner refused to sell. So, the mall was built around her house. The owner was able to stay in her house for as long as she lived. Unlike the house in the movie that flew away with the help of balloons, this house appears to have a different ending and it will be moved to a new location. Three cheers for the little (wo)man.