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Why Microsoft Moved a Farmhouse

If you were working at Microsoft in the 1990s, you might remember a little house on blocks near Redwest. We speculated about its fate for two years while it sat there.


Here’s the story.

Chicken farming used to be a main industry of the rural eastside. In 1992, Microsoft purchased 35 acres of the Morelli property, one of the area’s largest chicken farms, for the 700,000-square-foot Redwest  campus. On the property remained a 1936 farmhouse, and Gabe Morelli, one of the last family members remaining on the property, was unwilling to sell it.

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