The Alameda neighborhood received notice last week from developer Green Canopy alerting us that demolition of the 95-year-old home at NE 30th and Skidmore will begin on Tuesday, August 30th, and will probably take five days. Click here for background on what’s coming and the context behind this demolition. And here’s a link to an earlier post we wrote that includes a photo of the house from 1921, the year it was built by the Wickman Building Company for the George Kettleberg family.
2933 NE Skidmore
We know the date with the wrecking ball is coming, so we dropped by in the early morning light to have a last look around, seeking clues to the generations of families and neighbors who have know this place. Here are some photos that document what we found. If you are inclined to send us a photo or two, or your own recollections of the house, we’ll post them here. Might be a nice way to capture some stories and perspectives.
Stairs from the back door facing NE 30th Avenue.
East side of the house from NE 30th.
Through the livingroom window (and a reflection) toward the dining room and kitchen.
Chimney on the east side of the house.
Front porch mail slot, boxed out by siding material.
Looking through the back porch, the kitchen, the dining room and the living room (basement stairs on the right). The demo crew has already removed the asbestos flooring from the kitchen.
Back door and enclosed porch. Note the close proximity to the house just to the west.
Back door, basement door.
Garden hose valve.
Original address tiles from the post 1930s address change. The original address was 915 Skidmore Street.