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Tour Historic Buildings on Queen Anne this Weekend

Johnson HouseThis Saturday head over to Queen Anne for The Modern Tour, offering an interesting perspective on significant structures built after the modern industrial era. Led by the Queen Anne Historical Society, this event takes participants on a driving tour that begins with the Queen Anne Pool, designed by Benjamin F. McAdoo, Jr., the first African American architect in Seattle to have a long-term practice. Other stops will include two residences, two live-work buildings and another municipal project, the Power Control Center on Roy. The architects who designed the most recent projects will discuss their program goals and the place of their work in the contemporary modernism period.

The Modern Tour will take place Saturday, June 20 from 12 – 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at, and are $20 for Queen Anne Historical Society members, and $25 to the general public. A reception at Tin Lizzie Lounge in the MarQueen Hotel will follow the event with a cash bar, complimentary appetizers and a free signature cocktail for members. More information is available on the society’s Facebook page at