The AKCHO board of trustees supports the restoration of a historic building which housed the offices and workshop of the North Bend Timber Company. It is a vital reminder of the logging and railroad history of the Snoqualmie Valley. The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum has also expressed approval of the project.
The 2,400 square foot building was located at 44711 East North Bend Way in North Bend; where it was scheduled to be torn down to make way for a new substation of the Tanner Electric Cooperative. A group of preservationists dismantled the building in November and moved the building parts to a 2-acre property about a mile away from the original site, along the same railroad tracks.
The owners, North Bend Art and Industry, hope to raise about $100,000 to re-assemble the building at this new location and convert it to an arts center. They would welcome letters of support to use in fundraising. If you would like to write a letter of support, the contact is Beth Burrows at the North Bend Theatre. Contact information is below.
North Bend Theatre
Attn: Beth Burrows
249 Main Ave. S.
North Bend, WA 98045
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