Newland Construction

Phase I 1983-4    Phase II 1987-88

Through an introduction by my father, Sanford Wright Sr., a retired general building contractor, I was introduced to Peter Newland, Newland Construction. My father also introduced me to Bob Butterfield, an architect of Butterfield Design, who worked closely with Newland Construction on this project. There were no specific architectural plans or drawings for this project. In one instance, to make a point, Bob Butterfield wrote out an idea or design on the wall now hidden behind the large mirror located halfway up the main staircase.

Steven Underwood, Project Office Manager: Scott Fuller, on-site construction superintendent for phase II (mainly the 3rd floor project). Larry Kanikeberg, the on-site construction superintendent for phase I (mainly 1st & 2nd floors), was not present.

Special Guests Scott Fuller and Steven Underwood led by Sanford Wright MD, who was accompanied by Bob Brown, Office Maintenance Extraordinaire (2011 – 2024).

Scott Fuller (left); Bob Brown (center); Steve Underwood (right)

The Tour was “born” when I received a call from Joni Smith about a month earlier. I had met Joni at the Hartley Mansion a few months prior to that and learned that she worked at the Hartley Mansion – then the “LeGault Nursing Home” – as a young Nurse. Her nursing desk was located to the left of the the bathroom door on the main floor of the Hartley Mansion through removal of the lower back stairway.

Joni called me and let me know that a friend, Scott Fuller, the retired Newland construction supervisor of the Historic Hartley Mansion Restoration Project was visiting her home about a block for Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. I was there within minutes!

After re-uniting with Scott Fuller, who I had worked with so closely 40 years earlier, I immediately asked him if he would like to visit the old Hartley Mansion – to which his reply was an enthusiastic “YES!”. And I was thrilled that he has stayed in touch with Steve Underwood these past 40 years. We totally agreed that he should be with us on the Tour.

Finally, the Tour wouldn’t be complete without the presence of our current office maintenance manager extraordinaire, Mr. Bob Brown.

We all agreed that the Tour was “ON” for March 14, 2024!

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Entire Tour

Conclusion of Tour

Sanford Wright MD
Neurological Surgeon
Owner of the Historic Hartley Mansion

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Painting and Piano Improv


Introduction – Jamie Curtissmih and Gary Christiansen


“Downtown” & “Broadway” & “Left Turn on Hewitt Avenue”

“Georgia On My Mind”

Gary – Personal Background Comments

“The Days of Wine and Roses”

“Nowhere Man” & “Piano Man”

“This Time”

INTERMISSION – Joshua playing during break

“Honeysuckle Rose”

“I’m Hip”

“Linus and Lucy”

“Nights in White Satin”

“Let It Be”

“The End of the Line”

ENCORE – Joshua and Gary


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The Unexpected Visit of Roland Hartley’s Great, Great, Great Granddaughter

Robyn Renee, a Mental Health Professional with an office in the Historic Hartley Mansion, becomes the spontaneous Tour Guide for some unexpected guests.

Noel Hartley Anderson Sanchez and her husband, Wylie, were on their way to the airport, when they realized that they had an extra hour or two to spare. So, they stopped by the old Hartley Mansion.

However, they then resumed their drive until Noel called her mom in Minnesota, who told her to “Get back there. Talk to someone. Try and look around.”

Noel explained that she and Wylie live in Austin Texas. However, her family is from the Minnesota, Duluth-Twin Cities area. She explained that there is a Hartley Building in Duluth Minnesota. Noel told us that her grandma, Jance Hartley, lived in the Hartley mansion for a few years, when she was very little.

Noel said that she is the great, great, great granddaughter of Roland Hartley. She is related to the Neil Hartley branch of the family. (Neil Hartley Anderson is the great, great, grandson of Roland Hartley.)

Noel explained that they were on their Honeymoon. Even though they were married last year, they needed more time off for the honeymoon. So they planned the honeymoon this year.

Robyn’s other’s interest in Champion Afghan Hounds was shared by Noel. It was decided that they should be given “The Tour”.

Noel and Wylie along with Dr. Wright, cell phone videographer, Re-Grouped to begin “The Tour” in front of the Roland Hartley Banner near the front door of the Hartley Mansion.

Noel pointed out the name “Abigail Estey” on the Banner and cited a heretofore unknown historical narrative. She had been told that Abigail Estey was the granddaughter of one of the Jurors in the Salem Witch Trials, who condemned Mary Estey’s grandmother to death. She thought that her descendants later fled to Canada. Pointing to another area on the Roland Hartley Banner, she pointed out the name of “Gretchen”, who is her great Aunt, who still lives in Washington.

The family Shogomoc Maple Syrup Story.

Bob Brown coming down stairs encounters our special guests. “Pises Pie” anybody?

Bob, the Hartley Mansion Decorator Extraordinaire, mentions the 4th of July Holiday Decorations – including “Captain America”.

The Basement door, restored and brought to the main floor by Bob Brown, contains the maintenance record of the Hartley Pierce Arrow. After squinting at the hand writing, Noel concludes that it looks just like her grandma Janice’s hand writing. “I have her handwriting on some cards at home. It looks just like it!”

Dr. Wright asks Noel and Wylie to explain the “Mystery” of why a phone marked “Garage” is found in basement the Hartley Mansion.

After the visit, Maureen Keenan is descending the back stairs and explains how this unexpected visit of Noel and her husband, Wylie, unfolded.

Dr. Wright specifically explains that it was Maureen, who announced to him the unexpected arrival of Roland Hartley’s great, great, great granddaughter.

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