Preservation in the News: “Best, Most and Worst”

Historic Seattle in the News

Historic Seattle ended 2009 on a high note with nice local media coverage. The November 2009 issue of Seattle Magazine named Executive Director Kathleen Brooker as one of Seattle’s Most Influential People of 2009.

In December 2009, Seattle Magazine took notice of two Historic Seattle projects, Washington Hall and the Carmack House, in its “Best of 2009” listing under “Architecture.”

NW Focus, produced by KWPX TV, is a public affairs program dedicated to the issues in and around the northwest community.  NW Focus recently interviewed Executive Director Kathleen Brooker about Historic Seattle. View the video online; choose video with title: NW Focus: Historic Seattle.

Preservation News from Mossback

Knute Berger often writes about preservation issues in Crosscut. Here are two recent articles of note:

The Fat Lady Often Sings for Historic Stadiums. Historic stadiums often struggle to survive. The article highlights the ongoing saga of the effort to save the Portland Coliseum, a unique International Style stadium built in 1960 and designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

Heritage Turkeys of the Year. Awards for Northwest preservation failures in 2009. This was the inaugural list. Is it destined to become the Razzies of preservation? Keep your eye out for potential turkeys for 2010. Let’s hope there aren’t that many.