On May 13, Historic Seattle hosted the 6th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony to showcase and recognize some of the exceptional public and private projects that preserve and protect Seattle’s built heritage and historic landmarks. Since the first year of the awards in 2009, they have recognized prominent rehabilitation projects, restoration of historic rural places, preservation of neighborhood character, heritage/architecture publications, and individuals who have contributed greatly to preserving the built environment and educating the community about local history.
Congratulations to the 2014 Historic Seattle Preservation Award recipients:
- Beth Chave Historic Preservation Award for Best Restoration: Seattle Department of Transportation for the restoration of King Street Station in the Pioneer Square Preservation District. This award was created in honor of Beth Chave, our beloved co-worker who passed in 2012.
- Sustainable Preservation Award: Vulcan Real Estate for the adaptive reuse of the Supply Laundry Building, a city of Seattle landmark, in South Lake Union.
- Exemplary Stewardship Award: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the longstanding commitment to preserving its building while responding to the needs of the congregation and the Uptown neighborhood.
- Historic Vessel Preservation Award: Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center for blending maritime history, education, and outreach through the restoration of the heritage vessel and museum, Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure.”
- Preserving Neighborhood Character Award: Ada’s Technical Books for preservation and transformation of a house into an inviting, community gathering place and business on Capitol Hill.
- Communications and Technology Award: Justin Carder for his contribution to communicating preservation news through the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
- Community Advocacy Award: Friends of the Market recognizing its 50 years of advocacy for the historic Pike Place Market.
- Community Investment Award: John Bennett for his long-term investment in the restoration and revitalization of the Georgetown neighborhood.