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Seattle Histories: Take a Knee

Take a Knee Words and video by Kibibi Monié I was born at Providence Hospital at 8:09pm on October 8, 1948. The Yesler Terrace housing projects is where I got most of my formal training as a performing artist and writer. I have always been a guardian of the underdog in my community. Teaching my neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Improved language access services now available at International Special Review District virtual meetings

Dịch tiếng Việt 中文翻譯 In response to community feedback, the City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation Program is making improvements to language access opportunities at the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board’s virtual meetings. Beginning June 22, 2021, meetings of the ISRD Board will take place via Zoom’s videoconferencing platform, which… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Chinatown Community Bulletin Board

It is easy to miss the unassuming message board secured to the outer east wall of the historic Louisa Hotel in the Chinatown International District (CID). Sitting beneath a red and green flared eave at the corner of Seventh and King St, the Chinatown Community Bulletin Board provides a window into the neighborhood’s history, culture, and community.   Throughout the late 1800s, many Chinese immigrants came to Seattle seeking… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks new members for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Mayor Jenny Durkan invites community members to apply for open positions on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. The four open positions are: 1) Architect, 2) Architectural Historian/Historian, 3) Attorney, and 4) At-Large member that lives in the District. Individuals who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with Pioneer Square are encouraged to apply.   The 10-member Pioneer… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nominations of University National Bank and Asa Mercer Middle School for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nominations of University National Bank at 4502 University Way NE and Asa Mercer Middle School at 1600 S Columbian Way on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by the WebEx… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking story submissions for Seattle Histories

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is looking to commission writers, artists, photographers, or other creatives to participate in a new storytelling project called Seattle Histories. This series focuses on the people and places that have shaped Seattle’s past and led us to the present. In partnership with the Historic Preservation Program, we are highlighting communities and stories… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nominations of Wagner Floating Home and The Center for Wooden Boats for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nominations of Wagner Floating Home at 2700 Westlake Avenue N, Unit 10 and The Center for Wooden Boats at 1010 Valley Street on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of El Monterey Condominiums in University District for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of El Monterey Condominiums at 4204 11th Avenue NE on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by the WebEx meeting link or the telephone call-in line that will be… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Cayton-Revels House in Capitol Hill for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Cayton-Revels House at 518 14th Avenue E on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by the WebEx meeting link or the telephone call-in line that will be provided… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks new member for International Special Review District Board

Updated February 24, 2021 Deadline extended to March 12, 2021. Mayor Jenny Durkan invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The seven-member International Special Review District Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements, and makes… [ Keep reading ]