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CHWA Seattle Times

By  – Special to The Seattle Times – Originally published March 17, 2016 at 7:00 am

“CALL IT GRANVILLE HALLER’S last campaign. The hard-luck Indian fighter, Gettysburg campaigner and wronged army officer has an 1866 Coupeville house to save.

Port Townsend and Port Gamble have charming Victorians. Puget Sound is dotted with old forts. But early settlers? “People couldn’t wait to erase the traces of pioneer history,” says Lynn Hyde, president of a preservation group called Historic Whidbey. Which is why she’s passionate about the big brown fossil at the east end of downtown Coupeville.

Ideas for the home include a museum, a pioneer mercantile in the Brunn wing or a National Park Service visitor center, but parking and accessibility raise issues and cost.

But history enthusiasts are betting he won’t this time. “The Haller House is exceptional and noteworthy,” says Kristen Griffin, manager of the Ebey Reserve. “Amazing things happen here when you have the right cause with the right people.”

The Haller House is probably the earliest in the state with balloon framing, a predecessor to the stud construction of today’s houses. It is joined to an 1859 two-room plank-and-frame cabin built by pioneer Raphael Brunn. The bay windows, central fireplace, ornate brick chimney and Georgian facade give it charm. …”

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NOTE: Article gives a very comprehensive history of Haller, Puget Sound, Native American’s, Civil War and Coupeville. Enjoy. 

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Historic Whidbey needs $250,000 by April 1

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