Community members celebrate completion of comprehensive history project of Southeast Seattle neighborhoods

Last Friday dozens of community members, along with Mayor McGinn and City Council President Clark attended the Southeast Seattle Community History Project Celebration at the Royal Esquire Club. The event celebrated the completion of a three-year project to recognize and document the history of the many neighborhoods and people in southeast Seattle through a series of posters, essays and reports prepared by community historians.

The project focuses on the area south of I-90 and east of I-5, including the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Mount Baker, Rainier Valley, Seward Park and Rainier Beach.  These neighborhoods are home to several City of Seattle Landmarks, but much of the community’s history has not previously been documented.  Our Historic Preservation Program invites you to explore our city’s history and learn about the people and places that make it unique.

The project includes:

Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/southeastseattle to learn more.