By Howard Lee
Monday night, the University Place City Council unanimously approved that the Curran House lease, which would make the UP Historical Society property manager for this historical house, be allowed to move forward as a referendum. Hopefully the referendum will be formally voted upon during the next regular City Council meeting.
Restoration of the Curran House has been a long fight by members of the Society, going back for over a decade. Cindy Bonaro and Karen Benveniste not only kept the historical society alive during this time when membership numbers were low, but saved the Curran House on numerous occasions from destruction. Their perseverance paid off on Monday when the City Council acknowledged not only the historical importance of the Curran House but the Society’s business plan to restore the house to a condition where it can be used and enjoyed by citizens in our region.
Monday was a great day for the historical society and its mission of historical preservation in the great City of University Place!