The owners of the old Carnegie Library are selling the historic building. Karoline Morrison and Dennis Beals are asking $3 million for the 1904 building, our news partner the Seattle Times is reporting.
“This building is the love of my life,” Morrison told the Times, “I think I’ve had a longer association with it than with nearly any person. It’s a part of me.” The right buyer will have more than just the financing to purchase it, they’ll need to take care of it. Morrison says she wants the next owner to continue to preserve the building the way she has.
The building, which was a Seattle Public Library from 1907 to 1963, is on the National and State Registers of Historic Places, but according to the Times who spoke with Greg Griffith, a deputy state historic preservation officer, it’s considered an “honorary” recognition that doesn’t come with any protections.
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