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First Hill Neighborhood Tour

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | All Events (see all) 1101 Madison Street
Seattle, WA

Co-sponsor: Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Historic Seattle’s retired Program Director Lawrence Kreisman, editor and lead author of Tradition and Change on Seattle’s First Hill: Propriety, Profanity, Pills, and Preservation, offers a guided tour of historic First Hill with the participation of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. This neighborhood was the location of private clubs, important religious institutions, and swank hotels. It was also the city’s premier residential enclave from the 1890s through the first decades of the 1900s—home to mayors, judges, industrialists, timber barons, and art collectors. Tour includes several buildings that have been saved because of Historic Seattle’s involvement: the H.H. Dearborn House, Stimson-Green Mansion, Bel-Boy Apartments, Heg-Phillips House, and Fire Station No. 25. Additional buildings, such as the Hofius and van Buren Stacy residences, Piedmont Hotel (now Tuscany Apartments), Summit School (now Northwest School), First Baptist Church, the Sorrento Hotel, and luxury apartment buildings provide insights into over a century of architecture and interior design. Some interiors included when available.

Note: Meet in the lobby of Madison Medical Office Tower. 

$35 general public / $25 members

This event is sold out.

Learn about and order Tradition and Change on Seattle’s First Hill: Propriety, Profanity, Pills, and Preservation (Documentary Media, 2014) here.

Photo: Hofius residence (now Connolly House). Larry Kreisman.


June 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Madison Medical Office Tower
1101 Madison Street
Seattle, WA
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