Kingman Island, underneath the bridge to Anacostia.
Edith Macefield is a neighborhood legend in Ballard. She turned down a million dollar offer from developers to sell her house, not because she was opposed to development, but simply because she did not want to leave where she had spent most of her life. I’ve seen similar stories in Disney’s “Up” and the picture book “The Little House,” and I think that it’s okay to hold on to what’s important to you. Edith passed away in 2008 in her home.
The house is currently for sale, but will be demolished at the end of this month unless a buyer steps forward.