The question is, should the University Place City Council dedicate a building in a park as a museum or tear it down? The building in question is the former Curran home, located in the Curran Apple Orchard Park, designed by Robert Price and constructed like no other in University Place. The house has a full daylight basement, with three bedrooms and a slight water view on the main floor. Some say it is trash, and others like the Washington State Historical Society, call it a “gem”. The city, being short of cash, say repairs would cost too much. On the other hand, a new roof, which is needed, costs less than the price to tear it down.
The question remains. Should University Place be given the opportunity to begin a historic museum in an old house, as did Steilacoom and Dupont, along with many others. Or, trash and tear down what could have been.
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