I’ve shared a few mushroom photos from my recent visit to Lynnwood’s Heritage Park but the real purpose of this park is to provide a safe space for the restoration and preservation of some South Snohomish County’s historic buildings tagged for demolition. This 1917 Superintendent’s Cottage and Water Tower was part of the Alderwood Manor Demonstration Farm where potential settlers learned how to farm and raise chickens in their new community north of Seattle. The structures were sold to the City of Lynnwood in 2003 and while the cottage is now a community heritage resource center the tower is still undergoing restoration.
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A few days ago I visited Lynnwood’s Heritage Park hoping to tour a vintage trolley car from the Seattle – Everett Interurban Railway and learn a little about the town’s pre-Depression era poultry boom as the second largest egg producing area in the country. This three acre city park is actually the final resting place for a number of historic buildings that were moved to make way for freeway expansion projects but a post about the collection will have to wait for another day. The restored trolley car was behind a locked gate and the buildings were closed for the season so I wandered through the wet grass taking pictures some pretty fall mushrooms.
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