Then and Now: Northwestern Improvement Company Store & Lane House

The Northwestern Improvement Company Building is located on a busy corner in the historic center of Roslyn’s happening commercial district. It’s the largest building in Roslyn, and also the sole remaining structure in the city associated with the Roslyn Coal Field. Built in 1889 with locally produced bricks, the original round-arched storefront was remodeled around 1916, to the cast iron and glass structure that stands today.

The Lane House, Photo Courtesy of the Roslyn Downtown Association

The Lane House was originally listed in the National Register of Historic Places Inventory as the “Silvia House” and was built by City Councilor Joseph Lane in 1895. According to the Historic Structure Report, the house is currently the only full scale example of high-style architecture in town. The home is vacant, and located at 103 E. Idaho Ave, between 1st and 2nd street, and is noted as one of the most intact residences in Roslyn, dating back to early settlement times. If you’d like more information on these two Historic structures in town, contact the Roslyn Downtown Association, and learn how you can get involve to preserve and restore the city’s history.

Roslyn Land Dispute: Cambell vs Oakland

Roslyn LegalCame across this legal battle in the Roslyn area.  Not too news worthy since plenty of real estate around the country has been foreclosed, but still found this interesting.  Basically the buyer bought land on contract in the Roslyn area near State Road 903 and Bullfrog Road (the second roundabout when taking Exit 80).  When the balloon payment came due the buyer had various theories but one theory was the seller had misrepresented the property when they originally bought it.  The seller won.  To get more details read about the Roslyn land case here.

Roslyn Home for Sale

Roslyn HouseLooking for real estate in Roslyn?  Huge territorial views abound at this charming, secluded Roslyn home.  Historic property that is carefully updated with modern amenities while keeping with the original charm.  For example, while a stack washer and dryer are added, the home still features original clawfoot tub.  The home also has hickory flooring and freestanding wood stove.  Enjoy the views of Rosyln’s forested ridge-line from inside or outside when sitting on the  wrap-around porch while surrounded by your terraced yard with garden space and fruit trees.

Status: For Sale
List Price: $235,000
Bed/Bath: 2/1

Interested in learning more about the house or other Roslyn homes for sale?  Contact Jennifer Basterrechea at Ewing & Clark, Inc.