The Roscrucians have left town

Rosicrucians have gone away
photo by Ballard Avenue

The always rather mysterious Michael Maier Lodge of the Rosicrucians has closed. (It's seen here in better days). The building was old, leaky, and too big for them. It sits on some prime real estate a few blocks north of Market Street, so you have to think they got a nice price for it. The developer plans nine "cottage-style" houses on the property. Anything's fine as long as they're not those dreary townhouse piles that are popping up all over Ballard.