2012 Awards

On May 15, 2012, Historic Seattle hosted its fourth Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the Good Shepherd Center. Former Historic Seattle Executive Director John Chaney (from 1992 to 2008) served as the keynote speaker. University of Washington Department of Architecture Professor Jeffrey Ochsner was the emcee.

events_awards_2012_mary olson farm_wrvmMary Olson Farm

Best Restoration Project Award

The award was presented to the White River Valley Museum and the City of Auburn for their exemplary approach to restoring the Mary Olson Farm, King County’s best-preserved historic farmstead. Photo: White River Valley Museum


events_awards_2012_christ our hope_stephen leeChrist Our Hope Church

Best Rehabilitation Project Award

The award was presented to Christ Our Hope Church and its supporting partners for their outstanding achievement in historic preservation and the successful adaptive reuse of a historic space for its new downtown Seattle parish. Photo: Stephen Lee


events_awards_2012_psc_hsPacific Science Center

Exemplary Stewardship Award

The award was presented to Pacific Science Center for the organization’s proactive approach in seeking landmark designation for its property and for the recent fine work in restoring and improving the buildings, courtyard and site. Photo: Eugenia Woo


events_awards_2012_volunteer park_smaVolunteer Park

Seattle Landmark Designation

Community Advocacy Award

The award was presented to the Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks for the arduous work involved in preparing a complex and successful landmark nomination application for Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill. The organization’s documentation of this complicated and highly significant cultural landscape serves to insure the preservation of Volunteer Park and fosters the on-going recognition of our unique citywide Olmsted legacy. Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives

events_awards_2012_red mill_hsRed Mill Totem House

Preserving Neighborhood Character Award

The award was presented to the owners of Red Mill Totem House, John Shepherd and his sister and business partner Babe Shepherd, for preserving a unique Ballard community landmark.


events_awards_2012_future remembered_coverThe Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy

Heritage Publication Award

The award was presented to The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy, a visually appealing book about the history of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Seattle Center. Commissioned in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Century 21 Exposition by the Seattle Center Foundation, this important book about a seminal event in Seattle’s recent past was developed in partnership with HistoryLink.org and written by Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein and HistoryLink staff.

events_awards_2012_malone_jose mandojanaMichael Malone

Community Investment Award

The award was presented to Michael Malone for his long-term commitment investing in, preserving, and enhancing Seattle’s historic architecture and neighborhoods. Photo: Jose Mandojana



events_awards_2012_dorpatPaul Dorpat

Living Landmark

The award was presented to Paul Dorpat for his outstanding contribution to our understanding of Seattle history and his role in shaping a broad public appreciation of our built (and in many unfortunate cases lost) environment. Through his research, publications, website, public lectures and the generous sharing of his vast knowledge about the history of our city with other researchers, Paul Dorpat has made “then” a very important part of “now” for which we are very grateful. Photo: Paul Dorpat