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Cossalman House recommended for Cheney registry


Last updated 8/2/2018 at 9:18am

Patrick Hanley/Cheney planning department

Fred and Ruth Lauritsen stand on the front porch of the Cossalman House.

Cheney's Historic Preservation Commission voted at a July 12 special meeting to recommend the James and Ruth Cossalman House for inclusion on the local historic registry.

The house on Fifth Street has been the home of former Eastern Washington University professors Fred and Ruth Lauritsen since 1971. According to the registration of historic places nomination form, the Lauritsen's have preserved many of the details that make the 2,200-square-foot, split-level rancher eligible for the registry.

The Cossalman family arrived in Cheney in the early 1880s, operating a dairy south of town. Willia...

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