Stairway

Stairway

This structure was built in the late 1800’s, when there wasn’t a requirement for how steep a stairway could be. This thing would be tough to manage with an armload of groceries, for sure. Hopefully, it is only used as an emergency exit.

It also provides for an interesting view out the window.

Lawnmower

Lawnmower

Another image from the interior of the Hastings Building in Port Townsend.

This old lawnmower is one of the few items left inside the building. It reminded me of my youth when I would push a mower similar to this around the neighborhood looking to make some extra money during the summer. The one I used wasn’t so rusty.

This one seems to have a board attached… not sure what the purpose was. Either to assist with the basket that catches the grass … or maybe to use the mower (with the handle in reverse) as a hand truck (?)

Window Views

These are from a recent visit to the interior of a vacant (awaiting restoration) building in downtown Port Townsend, Washington. The Hastings Building was built in 1889. The ground floor is still used for a shop or two. Some rooms are in better shape than others… but all have a lot of interesting details in the metal work and wood work.

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