Locals bring balloons to protest Edith Macefield House auction


Update 11 a.m.:

Edith Macefield’s house has failed to sell at auction and was sold back to the bank for $216,270.70.

The My Ballard team will add further information to this report as it becomes available.

Original Post:

As the My Ballard team reported in February, the Edith Macefield House is set to be auctioned today on the steps of the King County Administration building downton.

A group of locals have come together to pay tribute to the Ballard icon, by bringing balloons and signs to the famous house next to the Ballard Blocks.

“If the house is acquired by a big developer, then it will likely be demolished quietly without fanfare. One morning, it could just be gone without prior announcement or celebration. If you object to this approach, then come make a difference at 10 a.m. today,” write the organizers on the Facebook event page.

Locals are encouraged to leave a balloon at the house if they cannot make today’s event.

The auction is also set to commence at 10 a.m. at the King County Administration Building (500 4th Ave, Seattle). According to Northwest Trustee Services, bidding is set to start at $216,270.70.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Mehren.

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