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Mayor Bruce Harrell seeks members for the Pike Place Market Historical Commission

Mayor Bruce Harrell seeks four new members to serve on the Pike Place Market Historical Commission. The open positions are: 1) One architect, 2) One merchant of the Market, and 3+4) Two residents of the Historical District. The Pike Place Market Historical Commission is a quasi-governmental body established by Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Minidoka is the First Camp Your Grandma is Incarcerated in, Crystal City is the Second

Minidoka is the First Camp Your Grandma is Incarcerated in, Crystal City is the Second By Troy Osaki You thumb through your grandma’s yearbook from when her middle school-self wore whatever dress her mother could conjure. Maybe it belonged to a neighbor girl from another barrack who grew out of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: The CD

The CD By Princess Shareef My parents migrated to Seattle from Texas in 1948 along with many other African American families after WWII. My father, a veteran, used his VA loan and bought the house on Alder Street for $28,000. He and other Black men worked in the shipyards unloading… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell seeks members for the Pike Place Market Historical Commission 

Mayor Bruce Harrell seeks four new members to serve on the Pike Place Market Historical Commission. The open positions are: 1) One architect, 2) One merchant of the Market, and 3+4) Two residents of the Historical District. The Pike Place Market Historical Commission is a quasi-governmental body established by Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Sacajawea Elementary School for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Sacajawea Elementary School located at 9501 20th Avenue NE at its meeting on July 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person at the Boards & Commissions Room (L280) of Seattle City Hall, located… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the Elephant Car Wash Sign for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Elephant Car Wash Sign previously located at 6th and Battery on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person at the Boards & Commissions Room (L280) of Seattle City Hall, located… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board to begin hosting hybrid public meetings

International Special Review District Board 即將召開混合型公開會議 Ban Đánh Giá Đặc Biệt Quốc Tế (International Special Review District Board – ISRD) bắt đầu tổ chức các cuộc họp công cộng kết hợp Beginning June 14, 2022, the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board will begin offering in-person public meetings to be… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell seeks new members for Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

Mayor Bruce Harrell is seeking two new members to serve on the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board in the Architect and Community Historian positions. The Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board reviews and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director regarding proposed changes within the district such as signage, awnings, landscaping,… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Freeway Park for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Freeway Park at 700 Seneca Street on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 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 in the agenda posted to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: We All Have Different Memories

We All Have Different Memories by Clare Johnson 1. There’s a lot I don’t know I was born in Seattle just as the first signs of HIV were surfacing here. I could say I never knew a world without AIDS, but at the same time, I also don’t know exactly… [ Keep reading ]