The Preservation Celebration

Historic Seattle’s Preservation Celebration, formerly known as the Preservation Awards, benefits the organization’s mission to save meaningful places that foster lively communities. At the event, honorees are also recognized with awards for their achievements throughout the preceding year in historic preservation.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Preservation Celebration a success, your generosity helped us raise over $59,000 – a new record!

In addition to enjoying a performance by Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, as well as remarks from Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle, it was our privilege to recognize the following honorees with Preservation Awards: The State Hotel (Best Preservation Project Award), Friends of Little Saigon (Community Advocacy Award), Alki Homestead (Beth Chave Community Investment Award), the Washington Street Boat Landing, Ainsworth & Dunn Building, & Fire Station 5 (each receiving the Preserving Neighborhood Character Award), Bob Hale (Preservation Champion Award), and Sam Farrazaino (Best in Neighborhood: Georgetown Award).

This was our first year featuring a specific neighborhood – Georgetown – for the benefit and other programming, including a Plates, Pours, & Preservation tour of local businesses on August 25 and collaboration with Georgetown’s Art Attack on December 14 at the Palace Theatre & Art Bar. Next year, we will spotlight a different neighborhood and hope you will join in the fun to learn more about the places that make our city so special.

Thanks to our generous sponsors!




Top photo: the 2019 Preservation Celebration at the Georgetown Ballroom, courtesy of Sticks & Stones Photography.