What’s a Heart Bomb?
A heart bomb is a public display of affection for places that matter. Every February, people across the country gather at historic sites and local landmarks (both safe and threatened) to snap a photo with their valentines. Sharing the photos on social media raises awareness of these special places and why they matter to their local communities.
This is Historic Seattle’s sixth annual heart bomb. Share your own photos using #heartbombSEA and #IHeartSavingPlaces!
Why The Showbox?
Because it still needs your help! The Showbox is a designated landmark, but that doesn’t necessarily protect it from being demolished. We need you to urge the Landmarks Preservation Board to place “controls” on the property. Controls are a part of the landmarking process and describe the protections to the physical elements of the building. Without controls, The Showbox can be torn down.
We’ll go into more detail at the event, but if you can’t attend you’ll find guidance on what to say here. Don’t forget to send your comments to Sarah Sodt, the City’s historic preservation officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or plan to attend the LPB meeting now scheduled for February 19 to provide your comments in person.
What to Expect:
5:30 Doors open
Time for hearts & crafts, landmark controls comment coaching, Save The Showbox Portrait Project photos
6:15 Update on Showbox advocacy efforts by Eugenia Woo
7:00 Group photo
Continued time for comment coaching & Portrait Project photos
8:00 Event ends
Cost: Free! Advanced registration appreciated. Please note that this is a 21+ event.
Presented in partnership with the Seattle Theatre Group, Friends of The Showbox, Vanishing Seattle, Friends of Historic Belltown, and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.