Historic Seattle Hosts Free Lecture and Tour on The Sorrento Hotel, a Seattle Landmark

Join Historic Seattle for a free (or small donation) lecture about the Sorrento Hotel, one of Seattle’s historic landmarks. Michael Malone, owner and 2011 Historic Seattle Preservation recipient, will talk about the hotel’s refurbishment into a luxury hotel under his stewardship and the value of preserving vestiges of Seattle’s past. It will be held on Monday, October 27 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at 900 Madison Street. The hotel was designated a Seattle landmark in 2011. Register here to attend.

Free Preservation Advocacy Workshop on November 8

Get a crash course in preservation advocacy and learn effective tools for saving places that matter!  Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and Eugenia Woo, Director of Preservation Services at Historic Seattle, will present advocacy strategies related to local landmark designation, the National Register of Historic Places, the Most Endangered Historic Properties List, historic preservation and environmental review/land use issues, preservation incentives, and more.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. – noon, at the Stimson-Green Mansion, 1204 Minor Avenue.  The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required due to limited space.  To pre-register, click on this website (https://www.historicseattle.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=601) or call 206-622-6952, ext. 221.

Congratulations to the Recipients of Historic Seattle’s Historic Preservation Awards

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.

Visit historicseattle.org/ to read about the event and Historic Seattle. To learn more about historic preservation in Seattle, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/.

 

Historic Seattle Hosts Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony on May 13

On Tuesday, May 13, Historic Seattle will host its 6th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the city landmark Good Shepherd Center to acknowledge recent successes in the field. The event will showcase and recognize
some of the exceptional public and private projects that preserve and protect Seattle’s built heritage for future generations. One of the awards given is named in honor of Beth Chave, a beloved Seattle Department of Neighborhoods colleague, who passed away in 2012.

Since the first year of the awards in 2009, the recipients have ranged from prominent downtown rehabilitation
projects, restoration of historic rural places, the preservation of neighborhood character, heritage/architecture publications, and individuals who have contributed greatly to preserving the built environment and educating us about local history.

To learn more and to register visit https://www.historicseattle.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=596.