Miss Lassie’s house saved

Government has acquired the house of Gladwyn ‘Miss Lassie’ Bush.

‘I am delighted that we were able to make this arrangement and preserve an excellent part of our heritage,’ Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts said.

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LoGB Kurt Tibbetts and Ms Julie Brown, Miss Lassies daughter-in-law, seal the arrangement to purchase Miss Lassies house. At right is Ritch Real Estate Company representative Berna Cummings. Photo: Submitted

The house on the waterfront at the junction of Walkers and South Sound roads is a classic old-time wattle-and-daub Caymanian cottage. The late Miss Lassie, a prominent Caymanian visionary intuitive artist, lived there her entire life, painting on the walls, windows and doors of the building, as well as on canvas.

The decision to acquire Miss Lassie’s house resulted from the Save Miss Lassie’s House Initiative, spearheaded by the joined forces of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands National Museum and the National Trust of the Cayman Islands.

According to CNCF plans, the cottage will be renovated and used as a visitors’ centre, states a press release.

‘The preservation of Miss Lassie’s house is the most significant cultural achievement in Cayman’s recent cultural history and I thank government for making it happen,’ CNCF Chairman Martyn Bould said.

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