Hawthorne House is Given a New Home

2012, December 6th


It has been said that the greenest building is the one that is already there. That is sort of the case with the 107-year-old Montgomery House. The Hawthorne Boulevard house was given a new “there” on Madison Street this week. First slated for demolition by developers preparing to build a 77 unit apartment complex, it was sold to a Buckman Neighborhood couple who bought it for $1 and moved it to a lot one block away.  Those of us who love old houses can breathe a sigh of relief that it did not meet the same fate as it’s former next-door neighbor that was torn down several weeks ago. What a sad waste of human, natural, and cultural resources. Any time an old building can be reused it saves us and our earth the expense of harvesting new materials as well as keeping us in touch with our history. Photos courtesy of KATU.


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