This old lady became a national hero, and her centennial house is still in Ballard, Seattle. Eight years ago, the woman was offered one million dollars for the house, but she did not agree on it.
Edith Macefield moved into this house back in 1966. Within several years, Seattle has been absorbed in a construction boom. Many tried to buy this spot, but all of them were refused. It got to the point when in 2006 she was offered one million dollars, but the persistent Edith didn’t surrender. As a result, the builder had to integrate her house into the scenery. Her house became a local landmark, and her image became an inspiration for the animated movie Up.