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SAF Design in Depth Lecture April 8 – Pike & Pine Then + Now

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The Seattle Architecture Foundation’s Design in Depth lecture series continues Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:30 pm at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway) on Capitol Hill. Purchase tickets online through Brownpaper Tickets.

Capitol Hill prides itself on proximity to downtown while boasting a mix of uses almost absent from the neighboring business district. New mixed-use projects compete with the architectural soul of the neighborhood, rooted in structures of the old “auto row” and historic housing stock. Can this welcome density and diversity be integrated into the neighborhood without losing its architectural character?

Guest Speakers:
Michael Oaksmith, Director of Development at Hunters Capital
Chuck Wolfe, Land Use Attorney, Writer, Blogger, Professor
Jeff Reibman, Principal, Weber Thompson
Michael Sullivan, Principal, Artifacts, Inc
Eugenia Woo, Director of Preservation Services at Historic Seattle

Gold Sponsor: Krekow Jennings

Parking: There is $5 Flat Rate parking at 1609 Harvard Ave west of the Broadway Performance Hall.

 

 

Washington Hall in the News

Poster design by Redfyve.com

Poster design by Redfyve.com

It’s not too late to buy tickets and join Historic Seattle for a not-to-be-missed benefit concert featuring performances by four generations of the legendary Holden Family, a dynasty of Seattle jazz and music, and special guests The Teaching featuring Evan Flory Barnes, Josh Rawlings, and Jeremy Jones. Proceeds will go to restoring this 106-year-old historic building to its former glory and re-activating it as a vibrant community gathering place for arts and culture.

The event is this Saturday, March 29, 2014 (7:30 to 10:00 pm) at Washington Hall.

The event and our restoration efforts at Washington Hall have been in the news lately. Check out these articles and great piece on KPLU!

Jerry Large’s March 27th column in the Seattle Times, “Benefit party to help pay for the restoring Washington Hall.” 

KPLU-FM story about Washington Hall and the Holden family, descendents of Seattle jazz patriarch Oscar Holden. Be sure to listen to the great interview! 

City Living Seattle recently highlighted our upcoming benefit concert for Washington Hall in this article, “Behind the Curtain, Benefit Concert.” 

Musical Benefit for Washington Hall – March 29, 2014

Poster design by Redfyve.com

Poster design by Redfyve.com

Buy tickets today!

Join Historic Seattle for a not-to-be-missed benefit concert featuring performances by four generations of the legendary Holden Family, a dynasty of Seattle jazz and music, and special guests The Teaching featuring Evan Flory Barnes, Josh Rawlings, and Jeremy Jones. Proceeds will go to restoring this 106-year-old historic building to its former glory and re-activating it as a vibrant community gathering place for arts and culture.

With a new roof, seismic stabilization of the south wall, refinished floors, and funds to build an elevator secured, we’ve entered the final phase of the campaign. We need to raise $2.2 million by June 2014 to continue the renovation. In addition to fully restoring the Main Hall and Lodge Room to their original condition, the full rehabilitation of Washington Hall will include renovating the former Danish settlement house in the western third of the building. Once home to immigrants of all backgrounds, these spaces will become offices for Hidmo, 206 Zulu, Voices Rising and other community organizations, classrooms and meeting rooms, a recording studio, and cafe.

Please visit the Washington Hall website or contact Historic Seattle to donate to the campaign and to learn more about the history of Washington Hall. Purchase tickets here!

We need event volunteers! If interested, please contact Van Diep, Washington Hall Rental Manager at vand@historicseattle.org.

Digging Deeper – Built Heritage Historic Research Series

Seattle Municipal Archives / Photo: Bonnie Jean MacDonald

Seattle Municipal Archives / Photo: Bonnie Jean MacDonald

Historic Seattle is offering a multi-session program designed to provide attendees with behind the scenes insight to primary research materials in the many archives in Seattle and King County. Each month we visit a selected archive and receive expert advice as to what is available and how staff can assist with research projects. This program helps you to explore buildings, architecture, and history. By the time you are through, you will want to attend one or more of the events during National Archives Month in Seattle in October 2014 and attend Historic Seattle’s Advocacy Workshop on November 8.

The first session takes place Saturday, February 8, 2014 (10:30 am to NOON) at Historic Seattle’s headquarters, the Dearborn House on First Hill (1117 Minor Ave). Presenters are Luci J. Baker Johnson and Eugenia Woo of Historic Seattle. Learn about the printed resources available at Historic Seattle’s research library and how to navigate various online databases that contain golden nuggets of historical treasures. To register online for this session and to learn more about the entire series, go to our website. Cost – Series of eight sessions: $65 general public; $50 Historic Seattle members; $20 students. Individual sessions: $10 general public; $8 Historic Seattle members; $5 students.

Historic Seattle Annual Meeting, January 23, 2014

Frye Art Museum, site of Historic Seattle Annual Meeting / Photo: Larry Kreisman

Frye Art Museum, site of Historic Seattle Annual Meeting / Photo: Larry Kreisman

Please join Historic Seattle at our Annual Meeting (open to members and the public) as we welcome in our 40th year of education, advocacy, and preservation of historic  structures in the lovely surroundings of First Hill’s leading cultural institution, the Frye Art Museum.

Charles Frye was the son of German immigrants who moved to Seattle in 1888. He established the leading meatpacking business and invested in real estate, gold mines, and oil wells. With their increasing wealth, he and his wife Emma became avid collectors and patrons of the arts. They had a particular interest in 19th century European realism. The Fryes displayed their paintings in a Classical Revival home at 9th Avenue and Columbia Street, built on the site of Coppin’s well and designed by architects Bebb and Mendel. Eventually, they added a skylit art gallery to the home to display their expanding collections. This became the founding collection of the Frye Art Museum, opened on February 8, 1952 in a building designed by Paul Thiry. With a rear addition in 1984 by Callison Partnership and a major addition and interior remodeling by Olson/Sundberg in 1997, the museum has expanded its collecting range and audience base.

Deputy Director Jill Rullkoetter will discuss the museum’s history and its programs, and lead tours.

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2014; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, 98104
Parking lot west of museum and on-street metered parking

Cost: Free/donation. Light refreshments

Preservation News and Events in the New Year – January 2014

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2014 is starting off with lots of news in the preservation world already. Here are some highlights (or lowlights in some cases):

-Christmas Eve 2013 Building Fire in Chinatown/International District: The Louisa Building (southwest corner of 7th Ave S and S King St), one of the historic district’s key structures, was ablaze on December 24. The 1909 building houses some of the neighborhood’s longest operating businesses including Mon Hei Bakery and Sea Garden Restaurant. All businesses are closed. The building is unsafe for entry, as determined by the City. The cause of the fire (which started on the vacant top floor) is undetermined at this point. For more info on the fire and its effect on the owner and businesses, go to the Seattle Times and NW Asian Weekly. It is unknown at this point whether the building will be demolished or if it can be saved.

-2013 Heritage Turkeys List: Once again, Knute Berger comes out with his annual Heritage Turkeys list of heritage and preservation disasters and bad projects/policies/actions. Read his Crosscut article for the full list.

-EVENT: The Before Party, Campaign to Restore Washington Hall: Historic Seattle and Washington Hall anchor groups 206Zulu, Hidmo and Voices Rising are hosting a party at the historic landmark on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Join the fun and festivities. Enjoy food, drinks and music! Learn more about the Capital Campaign for the Hall. Free and open to the public! Location: Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle (Central District); Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm, all ages / 9:00 pm – Midnight, 21 and up. More details on the Washington Hall Facebook page.

-EVENT: Historic Seattle Annual Members Meeting, Frye Art Museum: Please join us as we welcome in our 40th year of education, advocacy, and preservation of historic structures in the lovely surroundings of First Hill’s leading cultural institution, the Frye Art Museum. Museum Deputy Director Jill Rullkoetter will discuss the museum’s history and its programs, and lead tours. WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2014; 5:30 to 7:00 pm; WHERE: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, Seattle. More details here.


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