Historic Seattle’s 4th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony – May 15

On Tuesday May 15, 2012, Historic Seattle hosts its Fourth Annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford to acknowledge recent successes in the preservation and heritage fields locally. Enjoy an evening of food and drink and celebrate the award recipients. Join with old and new friends and colleagues who share a passion for preservation. Former Historic Seattle Executive Director John Chaney will speak on the stewardship challenges and successes of over 35 years of Historic Seattle’s Good Shepherd Center ownership. Jeffrey Ochsner introduces our 2012 Preservation Award recipients. Big thanks to the event’s Lead Sponsor KeyBank, with additional support from 4Culture.

Update (5/14/12): Online registration is now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

2012 Award Recipients – Congratulations!

Mary Olson Farm, Auburn – The Best Restoration Project Award goes 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.

Christ Our Hope Church – The Best Rehabilitation Project Award goes 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.

Pacific Science Center – The Exemplary Stewardship Award goes 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.

Seattle’s Volunteer Park Landmark Designation – The Community Advocacy Award goes to the Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks (FSOP) for the arduous work involved in preparing a complex and successful landmark nomination application for Volunteer Park. 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.

Michael Malone – The Community Investment Award goes to Michael Malone for his long-term commitment investing in, preserving, and enhancing Seattle’s historic architecture and neighborhoods.

Red Mill Totem House – The Preserving Neighborhood Character Award goes to the supporting partners of Red Mill Totem House for preserving a unique Ballard community landmark.

The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy  – The Heritage Education Publication Award goes 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.  

Paul Dorpat – The Living Landmark Award goes 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.