Yesterday was rather nuts for me. I met with a general contractor to examine the house, spoke with a reporter from the Oregonian, discussed moving the building with Emmert International, and attended the Boise Neighborhod Association’s open meeting to present what’s been done along with Caroline.
The building was deemed beautiful and in great condition. Much of the original plaster is still inside, believe it or not, and the floors, walls, ceilings, and crawl spaces are impeccable for a house over a century old. The GC said restoration, especially if the strange addition in the back is removed, could be easily done. I was thrilled and passed on his information to Emmert International.
Emmert International has been great and is willing to offer $5,000 off the cost of moving the building, which includes a new foundation. We’ve already had two people inquire about having the house placed on their lots and are currently getting quotes and discussing the viability of both lots regarding obstacles, distance, and any laws that may be involved. This doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet, so to speak, and if anyone else has a lot or knows someone who wants this home I encourage you to contact us through this blog or the change.org petition.
The Boise Neighborhood Association doesn’t want to see the building demolished, even if it must be moved because the foundation is unfixable or Mr. Koshuba is unwilling to part with the property.
Keep your eyes peeled for the article in the Oregonian, and keep spreading the word about the house. The more people who sign the petition, the more people we can reach, and a better chance we have of finding people who can help or are willing to donate to save the house.