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History Rem Couple turns abandoned granary in Bridgeport into their new home

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Kathy and Scott Wright’s granaryturned-home in the town of Bridgeport sits next to the Columbia River. Originally built as a flour mill, the building later became a lumber mill, shown when this undated photo was taken, and then a grain storage facility. 20


September / October 2013

athy Wright says her husband thinks “out of the box.” That might be an understatement. At age 80, the longtime entrepreneur, who retired 15 years ago from the polyurethane foam compounding business, is putting the finishing touches on a major remodel. And we mean major. Scott Wright has renovated a 70-foot-tall former flour mill and

granary into a residence. “The building talks to me,” Scott says. “I don’t know how to explain it.” The Wrights, who built and live in a house next door to the granary, hope to move in this summer. Wright and Kathy, 65, say they are excited for the project to come to fruition. “I like the uniqueness of it,” Scott says. “I don’t follow the herd and I like unique things, and the grain elevator is at least unique to other structures.”

Foothills Magazine Sep-Oct 2013  
Foothills Magazine Sep-Oct 2013  

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