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Preservation Awards Series: Save the Stone Cottage

Saturday, March 12, 2022 | All Events (see all)

Historic Seattle is excited to launch a new program series highlighting a handful of our 2020 and 2021 Preservation Awards Winners. This series runs from February 22 to March 12 and includes virtual and in-person events. We look forward to learning more about these incredible preservation projects from the project teams!


Save the Stone Cottage | 2021 Community Advocacy Award

In the early 1930s, Eva Falk and her mother Helen foraged thousands of stones from local shores and ‘hired’ unemployed Hooverville stonemasons to attach them to exterior wood walls in exchange for meals. Recently facing demolition, the Stone Cottage was being watched by preservation advocates affiliated with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. The new owner/developer agreed to give the newly organized grassroots group Save the Stone Cottage, who worked tirelessly to relocate it to a temporary site in August 2021. Save the Stone Cottage also received a $3,000 Community Advocacy prize to fund their ongoing work to find a permanent, publicly accessible home for the building

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Stone Cottage, on blocks, at its temporary site* in West Seattle and learn more about this ongoing preservation effort from a few leaders of the Save the Stone Cottage movement: John Bennett, Owner of Bennett Properties; Deb Barker, President of Morgan Community Association, and Mike Shaughnessy, Gadget-guy & Junkologist at Georgetown Junk.

Registration for this program is now closed. Please direct your questions to Taelore Rhoden (


Historic Seattle’s COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Events

Safety remains our top priority as we excitedly begin to offer a mix of in-person and virtual programs.

A COVID-19 vaccine and booster are required to attend in-person Historic Seattle events and programs until further notice. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card or a photo of the card upon entry.

We require that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also recommended for everyone in crowded outdoor settings. Please wear your mask when not eating or drinking and maintain social distance from others.

Click here for the “Walking in Eva’s Shoes” self-guided tour.


March 12, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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