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Seattle, Washington: House That Would Not Move

Edith Macefield refused to sell her home to make way for a big building, so the building was built around it. Inspired the balloon house in the animated film, "Up!" Abandoned, but still standing.

1438 NW 46th St., Seattle, WA
Northwest of downtown. On the north side of NW 46th St. just before it crosses under 15th Ave. NW.
Always visible from street. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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House that wouldn't move.

House That Would Not Move

The house is still abandoned, and worth a look.

[Lady Amanda, 01/04/2020]

Stalwart survivor into another decade.

House That Would Not Move.

House That Would Not Move

The rehab of the home appears stalled as are the permanent RVs across the street and their needle piles in need of rehab.

[Fred, 05/04/2017]

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