Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Old Nakata Building Finds a New Home

You may have noticed the old Nakata building on Winslow Way, at the Island Gateway site, is being disassembled.  The main structure of this historic building will be finding a new home on the Nakata family farm, here on Bainbridge Island.

The Nakata family first used this building to run a hand laundry and bath house for the shipyard workers just after the turn of the century.  Later, the Nakata family joined forces with the Loverich family, consolidating the first grocery stores of the island to start the Town & Country Market here.

The Nakata building, like its family namesake, is a rich part of Bainbridge Islands heritage and we are proud to be part of the  preservation of this piece of our history.