Introducing Building Dialogue

Historic Seattle’s new reading & discussion group

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The Preservation Station

A free digital programming series. Check back every Tuesday in June and July for a new video!

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Understanding and Preserving Black History

Resources for inclusive preservation

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our headquarters at the Dearborn House on First Hill will be closed until further notice. 

Click here for updates on our operations, including program cancellations and building procedures.

The Showbox Still Needs Your Help!

The Showbox is now a designated City landmark. But that doesn’t protect use & without “controls,” it can be torn down. Our work continues.

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upcoming events

  • Seattle’s Maritime Heritage: The Center for Wooden Boats


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  • Building Dialogue: The Peculiar Nature of Cities

    Digital Program

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  • Building Dialogue: The Conditions for City Diversity (Time TBD)

    Digital Program

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  • Building Dialogue: Forces of Decline and Regeneration (Time TBD)

    Digital Program

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  • Britton and Rachel Shepard & the Ronnei-Raum House

    Historic Seattle’s first Preservation Action Fund (PAF) project has been sold. Learn more about the sale and future plans for the property.

  • Building Dialogue

    Now reading: The Death and Life of Great American Cities