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What Will the Garden House Be?
Throughout the summer, we will engage the Beacon Hill community in a series of events to envision the future use of the property.
The Hahn Building – one of the iconic 4 Corners of the Pike Place Market – is now a designated landmark, thanks to an outpouring of public support.
October 19 Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board Meeting Canceled
The October 19, 2011 Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board meeting is canceled. Items scheduled for the agenda will be placed on the November 2, 2011 LPB agenda. This includes the Boren Investment Company Warehouse designation that we wrote about yesterday.
Public Service Announcements About Preservation in Washington State
The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and Washington Main Street Program recently released two public service announcements (PSAs) about historic preservation in Washington state. Check them out here! (Don’t click on the photo below–it’s not a link.)
Party Like it’s 5834
4Culture, Advocate 4Culture and Seattle Theatre Group are throwing a HUGE party (FREE) on June 28, 2011 at the Paramount Theatre to celebrate the signing of ESSB 5834, the bill that secures permanent funding for 4Culture. Thanks to all the elected officials and citizens who worked to make this happen! Details here.
Historic Preservation Work Honored at 11th Annual John D. Spellman Awards – June 17, 2011
From a news release issued by King County Dept of Natural Resources and Parks about the 11th annual John D. Spellman Awards:
King County Executive Dow Constantine will recognize recipients of the 2011 John D. Spellman Awards for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation on June 17 at the historic Delta Masonic Hall, 13034 41st Ave. S. in Tukwila.
The doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments; the ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m. The Awards are named in honor of Governor John Spellman (King County Executive 1969-1981) who established the County’s Historic Preservation Program more than 30 years ago.
The recipients of this year’s awards range from an incoming 9th grader at Blanchet High School, who will receive the Spellman Youth Award for his advocacy to draw attention to two of the region’s most threatened historic properties, to the City of Kent for its strong commitment to building a preservation program; and from a landmark property owner who has taken stewardship of a rare archaeological site to heart (and then some), to a remarkable team of partners whose work to preserve and restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve, part of an important cultural landscape in the Duwamish River Valley, has been extraordinary.
For more details, go to the Natural Resources and Parks website.
Last Day to Support 4Culture
Yesterday, May 24, the State Senate passed SSB 5834 which permits counties to direct an existing portion of local lodging taxes to programs for arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and housing. This is a big step! Today, this bill is in the House and we need all of you to email all representatives and ask them to support this bill.
Go to Advocate4Culture’s website for details on the message to send and email addresses. Thank you! Your voices have been heard. Let them hear it again!