Saturday Apr. 19, 2014
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Grassroots effort underway to save the iconic Somers Mansion
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By Westvalley on 12-07-12 @ 8:47 am
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I have done some work on this house for the bank and there is no mold or soaked areas.  The
beauty of old homes is plaster and lath do not mold or hold moisture like sheetrock.  Most of
the roof is covered and the only leaks i found where in a couple of valleys and the damage is
restricted to the 3rd floor.  As far as RealDeals’s comment, He/She may not have a concern for
historic preservation but i think the majority of Americans do…....
By RealDeal on 12-04-12 @ 7:59 am
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The history of Somer’s includes a major log yard that turned into a major superfund clean-up
site.  This home is just a piece of real estate that is not selling and a little publicity is
always good when you are trying to sell something.
By bnelson on 12-01-12 @ 12:12 pm
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And yes, I agree with ‘Princess Punky’, the cost and effort to restore the home will take time,
effort, and money that a lot of people will not want to put forward. This is precisely my concern.
I want to make sure that we find someone who has a passion for the restoration of the
Mansion - someone who will be able and ready to put forth that time, effort, and money to save
the home. The price of the home (situated on nearly six acres of Flathead Lake, Swan
Mountain, Mission mountain, and Flathead Valley views) is extremely low, making it ideal for
an investor to purchase the home to raize it to the ground and build a structure of little to no
community or cultural value in its place. One of the most major parts of our Somers history
would become lost forever.
By bnelson on 12-01-12 @ 11:52 am
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Thank you for this wonderful article, Justin! The facebook page is “Save the Somers Mansion”.
By princess punky on 12-01-12 @ 10:23 am
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The problem is the asking price of nearly $400,000. It may be
a beautiful old house, but not many people want to pay for the
cost of mold removal.
 
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