Seattle’s many historic residences face daily challenges, from development pressure and maintenance needs to demands for sensitive updates that meet contemporary family needs.
Drawing on restoration work at a number of historic residences, including the Polson House on Queen Anne and Parker-Fersen House on Capitol Hill, both of which have been open to Historic Seattle tours, architect Marvin Anderson will discuss many of the structural and aesthetic challenges faced during restoration. Common to older homes of all types and sizes, these range from the prosaic – water in the basement, seismic and structural updates – to the more poetic – maintaining old windows, selecting appropriate paints and wallpapers.
Marvin Anderson is an architect and architectural historian who for the past 30 years has worked on the restoration and renovation of numerous National Register and Seattle Landmark buildings.
Registration: $25 members; $35 general public