The Eddy Farmhouse

Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

These two photographs show the century-old Eddy family farmhouse shortly after it was built, and as it last appeared. The Eddy family included legendary Snoqualmie tribal elder Mary Louie who was a well-known healer and midwife. She died some years past her hundredth birthday and was still walking from the Plateau to the Yakima Valley long past the age when most people have retired to their rocking chairs.

The first photo of the house was taken around 1920, shortly after George Eddy took out a $700 mortgage to pay for its construction. Like many early structures, at least part of the foundation consisted of tree stumps (two of which are visible below and to the right of the open door). The fairly small trees in the background show that this area (west of Big Block Park) had been logged off about twenty years earlier.

The last owners sold the old farm two years ago for $1,300,000 to a developer who moved the house onto cribbing at the edge of the original property. The second photo shows the house as it was last seen before being demolished.