In the years that I went there, and I started when Hot Turkey Sandwiches were 75 cents, the place never changed.
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In the 1950s, through several changes in ownership, it became the Alki Homestead Restaurant.
Doris Nelson lived in the log house and ran the restaurant for decades, and her antique decoration and homestyle dining turned the Homestead into a favorite for community events.
After another change in ownership, the log house is currently undergoing badly-needed renovations.
You don’t need to hang around West Seattle too long to hear people mentioning the Homestead and wondering when it’ll be back open.
Rachel Kessler, a Central District resident, recently found out that she has family history in the neighborhood: “The address of the old synagogue [where my grandfather was buried] is right where the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute stands.