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Check out Fall City's historic Moore House this Saturday, Sunday

A 1912 photo shows Charlie and Minnie Moore with their family, in front of their home. Lifetime Valley resident Charles Alva
A 1912 photo shows Charlie and Minnie Moore with their family, in front of their home. Lifetime Valley resident Charles Alva 'Chuck' Moore was born in that house in 1907. He lived past 100 and was a Fall City Days grand marshal in 2008.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Irene Pike and family have been steadily restoring the historic Moore-Parmelee House in Fall City. Now, they’re ready to show it off.

An open house is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. The house is located at 4338 338th Place S.E.

With a unique timber, board-and-batten construction, the 109-year-old home is one of the best-preserved early houses in King County. Fall City sawmill worker and entrepreneur Charlie Moore bought the lot in 1905, for $40, and built the house of lumber from the Preston Mill. The home has been in Irene’s family longer than anyone else’s, hence the Parmelee side of the name. She’s been restoring it for 10 years.

 

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