Sargent's Oyster House
Description.Relocate and restore Allyn's historic Sargent's oyster processing house for use as a "working" museum and educational vehicle for the oyster farming industry and Allyn history.
Sponsor.Port of Allyn
Location.18560 SR3 Allyn (Port of Allyn Waterfront Park)
Contacts.North Bay Hstorical Society, Bonnie Knight, Judy Scott firstname.lastname@example.orgClick to copy Bonnie's email address to the clipboard. Use Ctrl-V (Apple Command-V) to paste it into the address field of your email. email@example.comClick to copy Judy's email address to the clipboard. Use Ctrl-V (Apple Command-V) to paste it into the address field of your email.
Completed.Clean-up, siding removal and basic stabilization.
Work in progress.Permitting, full stabilization, removing and replacing existing concrete floor.
Next actions.Restore interior, repair doors and windows, replace and paint siding, demolish old launch ramp, construct piling and base, move structure to overwater location, establish museum.
Funding sources.Capital Heritage Project Fund, Mason County Historical Society Heritage Grant , Heritage and Arts Caucus.
Other potential sources of funding.Donations, grants and captial appropriations.
Current funding.Requested $216,300, match $233,915, NBHS $102,160
Notes.We have had some substantial donations come in toward this project. Donations from Taylor Shellfish, from Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers and the Squaxin Tribe. We have used these donations toward the stabilization of the Oyster house. A big thanks to Sunpath Construction that is excellent at historical preservation of buildings. They have been so helpful in this process. We also got a grant from the Mason County Historical Committee toward the purchase of new replicated siding for the Oyster House. We had a certified asbestos removal volunteer come and remove the old siding along with some volunteers from the North Bay Historical Society. It was a job well done!
Bonnie Knight and Judy Scott went to the Historical Caucus at the Capitol and Bonnie gave an excellent presentation of which many know of the project and support it whole heartedly. However, we will see about if they love it enough to fund it...
We will continue to present this project until it's done! Also our shoreline biologist/permit guy Bill Rehe has been absolutely stellar in his expertise in helping us get shoreline permits necessary for the project. We are slowly but surely progressing. People are getting the vision for it!
|Opening Up Sargent's Oyster House|
|Sargent's Oyster House Part 1: The Local Area, circa 1950|
|Sargent's Oyster House Part 2: Oyster Industry|
|Sargent's Oyster House Part 3: Working for Sargent's|