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Seattle City Council approves ordinances of two Seattle landmarks

Seattle City Council approved the landmark designation ordinances for two Seattle landmarks: Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park and the Maritime Building in Downtown. These icons join the more than 450 landmarks in the city that contribute to the cultural and architectural heritage of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

The City’s Landmarks Preservation Board approved the nomination, designation, and controls and incentives for these two landmarks. The final step in the process was approval by Seattle City Council which occurred on September 25.

The landmarks are:

Photo of Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Asian Art Museum (address: 1400 E. Prospect Street) Architect: Carl F. Gould (Bebb & Gould) Date Built: 1933

Maritime Building

Maritime Building (address: 911 Western Avenue) Architect: Edwin W. Houghton Date Built: 1909

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 450 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city. For more information on the landmark designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit