GutHaus and Sustainability

Welcome to our garden, GutHaus. It is a pleasure to share it with you. For six decades its’ been home to the Mastenbrook’s, beginning when Johanna & Richard arrived Labor Day, 1955, and expanded when Joyce & Keith moved in next door in 1998. Prior to that it was the family compound of the Guth family, Frederick & Katherine, their seven sons and one daughter. Arriving in 1916, the Guth’s purchased a five-acre parcel of the state school lands tract, land set aside for sale to fund school construction. Just beside the word “public” in the image below are two squares, the smaller represents Johanna’s house and the larger represents the Guth family home. That home burned down some time around 1930, after which our current home was built, in 1932. After World War II, there was tremendous growth in Seattle and most of the neighborhood was subdivided into standard …

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