Historic places in the Seattle-Puget Sound area to compete for $1 million in restoration grants
WHEN: Thursday, April 15 | 10 a.m.
WHERE: Daniels Recital Hall (formerly the First United Methodist Church of Seattle), 811 Fifth Avenue (at Columbia St), Seattle
WHAT: Partners in Preservation, a program sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, will unveil 25 historic places in Seattle and the Puget Sound region that will be eligible for $1 million in preservation grants.
WHO: County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, First Gentleman Mike Gregoire, and representatives from all 25 historic sites, the National Trust and American Express are confirmed to attend.
WHY: These sites are asking for the public’s vote at www.partnersinpreservation.com until May 12. Winners of the voting contest will be guaranteed funding for critical preservation projects. Partners in Preservation is a program of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation designed to help preserve historic places in the Seattle area, engage the community in preservation, drive tourism and stimulate economic development. The program also seeks to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic places at the heart of their communities.
About the Partners in Preservation Program
Launched in 2006, Partners in Preservation is a program in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, pledged $5.5 million over a five-year period toward preserving historic places throughout the United States. American Express has already allocated $2.4 million in preservation grants, which has allowed recipients to make significant progress in achieving their preservation goals.
In this partnership, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation seek to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and to preserve America’s historic and cultural landmarks. The program also seeks to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic places at the heart of their communities.