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Re-purposing Historic Buildings in King County

Saturday, August 16, 2014 | Tours (see all)

Join us on a day tour of nearby cities Bothell, Kenmore, and Kirkland to visit historic properties that have been restored, adapted to other uses, are in the process of adaptive reuse, or are awaiting a creative development team to accomplish that work. The day begins in Bothell with a tour of Anderson School, the latest McMenamin’s restaurant and hotel project, and the 106-year-old North Creek Schoolhouse in Centennial Park now being restored for future use as a public meeting space/interpretive center. Enjoy lunch at Preservation Kitchen, formerly the popular Gerard de Lyon French restaurant in a charming house steps away from busy Bothell Way.

At St. Edward State Park, we visit St. Edward Seminary, the beautiful Italianate 1931 building that closed in 1976 and was sold to the State of Washington in 1977. Various schemes to preserve and reuse the facility have failed to come to pass. Continuing along Juanita Drive to Kirkland’s historic Market Street, Lynette Weber, a King County Landmarks Commissioner and Chair of the Historic Sites and Planning committee of Kirkland Heritage Society, leads a walking tour that includes historic buildings preserved by the city’s preservation ordinance, including the Church of Christ, Scientist, which was moved to its present site and is now Heritage Hall. As a special treat, the National Register-listed Marsh Mansion designed by Edwin Ivey and built in 1929 will be opened for Historic Seattle.

Photo: North Creek School in Bothell

Registration is closed for this event.

$175 general public / $150 members

Price includes coach transportation, lunch, and tours Refund policy: Full refunds will be made for cancellations made prior to June 1. There are no refunds for cancellations after June 1. Historic Seattle reserves the right to cancel this trip with full refund if the minimum number of participants (20) has not enrolled by June 1.


August 16, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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