The 2023 Preservation Celebration

Historic Seattle’s Preservation Celebration benefits our mission to save meaningful places that foster lively communities. At the event, honorees are also recognized with awards for their achievements in historic preservation.

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15th Annual Preservation Celebration!

A sellout celebration that recognizes extraordinary people and projects while raising critical funds to support Historic Seattle’s mission:

Saving meaningful places to foster lively communities

Featuring Feliks Banel as the emcee, the Preservation Celebration will also include a special recognition of Historic Seattle’s 50th anniversary!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Washington Hall

A property of Historic Seattle continuously serving as a hub for social and cultural activities in the Central District since 1908.

5:30 PM Appetizers & Libations

6:30 PM Dinner, Awards Presentation, Reflections on 50 Years,

and Opportunity to Support Historic Seattle

8:00 PM Dessert Reception

At the Preservation Celebration, Historic Seattle will present preservation awards in the following categories:


Best Preservation Project Award

The Labour Temple

Outstanding Stewardship

Byrd Barr Place

Community Advocacy Award

Historic Wallingford

Community Investment Award


Preserving Neighborhood Character Award

The Attic Alehouse

Beth Chave Preservation Champions Award

Dr. Dorothy Cordova & Clay Eals


50th Anniversary Sponsors

Anonymous Donor





Advocate Sponsors

Stephanie Toothman


Want to support our mission? Make your gift here!


Top photo: the 2022 Preservation Celebration at Washington Hall, courtesy of Danielle Quenell

Labour Temple photo courtesy of Evan Parker Photography

Byrd Barr Place photo courtesy of Rafael Soldi Photography

Historic Wallingford illustration by Heidi Favour

Seattle Cinerama Theater photo courtesy of SIFF

The Attic photo courtesy of The Attic

Dr. Dorothy Cordova & Clay Eals photo courtesy of Ben Laigo