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Historic Preservation Program hosts insurance seminar

The Pioneer Square – International District Community Preservation & Development Authority, Daniels Development Company and the City of Seattle Office of Historic Preservation present:   Brian Phoebus, National Trust Insurance Services (NTIS) speaking on Insuring Historic Buildings NTIS is the nation’s leading insurance agency specifically designed to offer comprehensive insurance… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Seeks Candidates for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn invites residents to apply for three open positions (one architect, one attorney and one retail owner in Pioneer Square) on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. Individuals who have an interest in the historical preservation of the district are encouraged to apply. The 10-member Pioneer Square… [ Keep reading ]

Historic Pioneer Square building now a hotel

The Marriott Hotel opened in the 106-year-old Alaska Building, a historic building recognized for its significance in the Pioneer Square Preservation District.  Alterations to the building were reviewed by the Preservation Board, which included keeping the original windows and developing a creative solution for seismic upgrades.  To read more about… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor McGinn hits the beat in Chinatown/International District and Pioneer Square

Accompanied by over seventy participants and six city departments, Mayor Mike McGinn brought his new mayoral style to neighborhood walking tours as he paraded through Chinatown/International District and Pioneer Square on Thursday.  There was an overall feeling of excitement as Mayor McGinn listened to community members express their appreciation of… [ Keep reading ]