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Seattle Histories: The Power of Authentic Filipino-American Representation

The Power of Authentic Filipino-American Representation Words and paintings by Cleo Pineda As a naturalized citizen of the United States, people often ask me about my experience moving to a different country. Tumultuous. Being raised in a Filipino household where I ate dishes like Sinigang and spoke in Kapampangan and then… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nominations of University of Washington Faculty Club and Wallace Hall for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nominations of University of Washington Faculty Club at 4020 E Stevens Way NE and Wallace Hall at 3737 Brooklyn Avenue NE on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by the… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board to conduct 2021 election by mail

Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health concerns, the 2021 Ballard Avenue Landmark District 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 an election to facilitate the… [ 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 ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Green Lake Community Center for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Green Lake Community Center at 7201-7359 E. Green Lake Drive N. on Wednesday, October 6, 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… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nominations of Cassel Crag and Blackford Hall for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nominations of Cassel Crag at 1218 Terry Avenue and Blackford Hall at 1200 Terry Avenue on Wednesday, July 21, 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 the agenda posted to our website one week prior to the meeting. The… [ Keep reading ]

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: Sun May Company

Stepping into the Sun May Company gift shop is like entering a portal to history. The distinct red storefront, nestled in Canton Alley, leads you to the oldest Chinese gift shop in Chinatown International District. But Sun May is more than just a store, it is a gathering space, a museum, a collection of the neighborhood’s history, and a… [ Keep reading ]