Archive for May, 2013

“This Place Matters” Event at Mukai Farm and Garden – June 1

Historic Mukai Farm and Garden on Vashon Island. View through fence. Photo by Jennifer Mortensen, courtesy of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

Historic Mukai Farm and Garden on Vashon Island. View through fence. Photo by Jennifer Mortensen, courtesy of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

Join the Friends of Mukai, 4Culture, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association for a photo event to declare “This Place Matters.” The Mukai Farm and Garden, located on Vashon Island, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated King County Landmark.

The event takes place from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, June 1, 2013. A mini street fair follows the photo event. Celebrate one of the most important Japanese American cultural resources in King County.

The Mukai Farm and Garden was recently included in the WA Trust’s Most Endangered Properties list.

For more details, download this flyer.

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Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 2013 Most Endangered Properties List

Battelle/Talaris campus / Photo: Marissa Natkin, copyright 2011

Endangered Property: Battelle/Talaris Campus – modernist landscape and buildings designed by Rich Haag Associates and NBBJ; built 1965-67 (Phase 1) and 1970-71 (Phase 2) / Photo: Marissa Natkin, copyright 2011

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced its 2013 Most Endangered Historic Properties List on May 15 during the opening reception of its annual RevitalizeWA Conference in Vancouver, WA. The Trust released a video about this year’s list. Individual videos for each property will be released soon.

The following properties, nominated by concerned citizens and organizations throughout Washington, form the Trust’s Most Endangered Historic Properties List for 2013.

THIS YEAR’S LIST (details for each property are described on the WA Trust’s website):

Digester Building, Bellingham, Whatcom County

Haller House, Coupeville, Island County

St. Nicholas Church, Gig Harbor, Pierce County

Electric Building, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County

Battelle/Talaris Campus, Seattle, King County

Colville Indian Agency, Chewelah, Stevens County

Mukai Farm & Garden, Vashon Island, King County

GiveBig to Historic Seattle May 15 (Today!)

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GiveBIG has arrived! Today only, when you donate to Historic Seattle through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG, your donation will be stretched with funds from GiveBIG sponsors.
Your gift will support the critical work that Historic Seattle does in the community, including:
  • Saving an irreplaceable building and creating a vital arts hub—Historic Seattle acquired and is restoring Washington Hall, a 105-year-old performance hall that once hosted Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Marcus Garvey, and other artistic and cultural leaders. We are working to revive the hall as a vibrant center for arts and community.
  • Helping people preserve places that matter—In neighborhoods from West Seattle to Ballard, and from Vashon to the University District, Historic Seattle provides frontline leadership and technical assistance that makes it possible for people to reuse and reinvest in the buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes that they care about.
Thank you for giving big. With your help, we can continue our work to save and bring new vitality to buildings that hold an important place in our lives and our history.

Historic Seattle’s 5th Annual Preservation Awards – May 14, 2013

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On Tuesday May 14, 2013, Historic Seattle hosts its Fifth Annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford to acknowledge recent successes in the preservation and heritage fields locally. This year we introduce the Beth Chave Historic Preservation Award in honor of our friend and colleague who served as the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator for many years.

The event begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. 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. Seattle City Council President will speak about preservation in Seattle. Jeffrey Ochsner introduces our 2013 Preservation Award recipients. Big thanks to the event’s Lead Sponsor KeyBank, with additional support from 4Culture.

This year, we’re raffling off some great prizes including a one-night stay at the Sorrento Hotel and dinner for two at the Hunt Club; Tom Douglas restaurant gift certificates; and some stellar Washington wine. Raffle tickets are $20 each.

Register for the awards event online by Monday, May 13 (NOON); telephone us to order tickets, 206.622.6952; or pay at the door.

Congratulations to the 2013 Award Recipients!

MOHAI/Naval Reserve Armory – The Beth Chave Historic Preservation Award for Best Adaptive Reuse Project goes to the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) and its supporting partners for their outstanding achievement in the adaptive reuse of the Naval Reserve Armory at Lake Union Park in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Terry Avenue Building – The Best Rehabilitation Project Award goes to Vulcan Real Estate and its supporting partners for its exemplary approach to renovating a vernacular, brick warehouse/office building by providing needed enhancements and new uses while respecting the integrity of the original design of a Seattle Landmark.

Seattle Vineyard Church – The Best Preservation Practice Award goes to Seattle Vineyard Church and its supporting partners for a painting project that serves as an excellent model for the treatment of historic properties.

Pioneer Building Interior Storm Windows – The Exemplary Stewardship Award goes to Dr. Richard and Mrs. Dorothy Sikora, owners and stewards of the Pioneer Building, and their supporting partners for an outstanding interior storm windows project that serves as an excellent model for the treatment of historic properties.

HT Kubota Building – The Preserving Neighborhood Character award goes to HTK Management, LLC and its supporting partners preserving and enhancing the HT Kubota Building into a new mix of retail, restaurants and artist studios.

Alliance for Pioneer Square – The Community Advocacy Award goes to the Alliance for Pioneer Square for its leadership in revitalizing Seattle’s first neighborhood.

Kevin Daniels The Community Investment Award goes to Kevin Daniels for his long-term commitment investing in, preserving and revitalizing Seattle neighborhoods and landmark properties.


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