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HISTORIC WHIDBEY - Committed to the protection, preservation and promotion of historic sites on Whidbey Island through education and advocacy.


Thanks to our magnanimous community!

The long struggle to ransom the 1866 Granville & Henrietta Haller House from the ravages of time and neglect is finally over! As of October 31, 2018, Historic Whidbey is the new proud owner of the historic property at 1 NE Front Street in Coupeville. From now on, a slow but steady transformation will take place, returning the home to its former glory as a Whidbey landmark.

Partnership with the National Park Service was the key to our success. Thanks, NPS!!

At the same time, the National Park Service purchased the waterfront parcel that once housed the wharf and warehouse that supported the Haller mercantile store. Together we will make sure this historic cultural landscape is preserved.

So now what....?

For a Whidbey News-Times article on the purchase go to the News page of this website.

At Long Last - The Work Begins!!

Work on Haller House

Next Steps

Ideally, we will build a new foundation for the house prior to installing a new roof. But the Coupeville waterfront is a State-registered archaeology site, so first we await the State permit for an archaeology survey. We hope to proceed with a survey by early April. That survey will inform the plan for the foundation. Our ambitious goal is to build a foundation and install a new roof by the end of 2019.

Please feel free to contact Lynn Hyde with any questions or concerns you may have about this process. (206) 619-4427 or

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