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International Special Review District announces results of annual election

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held by mail, with ballots tabulated on the evening of Tuesday, November 30. Five positions were up for election, due to the postponement of the election in 2020. The results are as follows: Ryan Gilbert won Position #1 for a Business… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Chinatown Childhood

by Betty Lau My earliest memories are of living in an old brick and wood building on the northeast corner of 5th Ave. S and S. Washington streets between the second (2nd Avenue) and third (King Street) Chinatowns. Chinese dock and cannery workers had lived on the waterfront, the original… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks new member for International Special Review District Board

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 facade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all properties within the… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the Panama Hotel for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Panama Hotel at 605 South Main Street on Wednesday, December 1, 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 in… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team: Forging a Tradition One Step at a Time

by Dr. Marie Rose Wong Chinese American History in Context On 8 May 1882, the 47th United States Congress passed Chinese Exclusion Law in what would be the first significant piece of federal immigration legislation and the only such law that was based solely on race. During its enforcement, the law had seen several revisions and additions with each one being more restrictive in determining which Chinese immigrants would be allowed… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

國際區特別審查區董事會宣布年度選舉候選人 Hội Đồng Phê Duyệt Đặc Biệt Khu Phố Tàu Chinatown International District (International Special Review District) thông báocác ứng cử viên cho cuộc bầu cử hằng năm Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health concerns, the 2021 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board to conduct 2021 election by mail

中文翻譯 Dịch tiếng Việt Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health concerns, the 2021 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will occur by mail-in ballot only. There will be no in-person voting this year. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ (DON) Historic Preservation Program annually hosts… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: My Grandmother’s Hand

My Grandmother’s Hand by Elana Lim In 2008, two grand openings led me to this story. First, the forty-year-old Wing Luke Asian Museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian and the only Pan-Asian American museum in the nation, reopened in its newly remodeled home in the East Kong Yick building in Seattle’s Chinatown, a four-story… [ Keep reading ]

Comic novella highlights achievements of Asian Americans in World War II

Building on the interest and success of their 2019 film “From Gum Saan to Golden Spike,” the OCA-Greater Seattle continues their creative narration of Asian American history with the recent project “In a Yellow Tone.” This comic novella highlights the contributions and sacrifices made by Chinese American military veterans through… [ 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 ]