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A Porch For All Seasons!

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It was a winter snowstorm several years ago that nearly ripped the Bush House Inn’s wrap-around porch right off the historic building. Ironically, it is a similar scene in Index, Washington this week as we begin construction on the new front porch – one that can certainly endure the beautiful and unpredictable winters of the Cascade Mountains. The…

Outdoor Projects: The Garden Shed

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Everything is undergoing a transformation around here! From a blooming garden, to 3rd floor window improvements, to the old shed renovation in the corner of the yard… spring has definitely arrived in Index! We are currently making updates to a small shed located next to the Caretaker’s Cottage in the back yard of the Bush…

History Hotel: Bush House Inn Makes A Comeback In Index

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By Chris Hendrickson, special to the Monroe Monitor The last of five hotels that once flourished in Index, the historic Bush House Inn is being brought back to life after a decade of neglect. As you cross the Skykomish coming into town, Bush House draws you in.  Sitting majestically at 308 Fifth St., the 9,000…

Bush House Receives Grant Funds!

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The Bush House is honored to receive a grant award this month from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. The grant, awarded at the WA Trust annual Holiday Party in Seattle on December 12th, provides $2,000 in funding for the restoration and replacement of several exterior doors for the 1898 hotel. This funding follows on…

In Disrepair, Bush House in Index is Being Renovated

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Alejandro Dominguez | March 2012 In Disrepair, The Bush House in Index is Being Renovated Businessman hopes to reopen Bush House by summer INDEX — The historic Bush House has lost its grandeur and prestige over the past century. The 9,000-square-foot building has its windows covered and there’s a big hole in the first floor….