Posted by: wadahp | January 27, 2010

Guided Tour of Two Landmark First Hill Mansions

Historic Seattle and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation present quarterly public tours of two important Seattle historic homes, the Henry H. Dearborn House (1907) and Stimson-Green Mansion (1899-1901) at Minor Avenue and Seneca Street on First Hill. The next tour is Tuesday, February 9, 2010.

Tours provide insights into the architecture and interior design of both homes, as well as a lively look at the life and times of First Hill at the turn of the 20th century. First Hill was the location of private clubs, important religious institutions, and swank hotels. It was also the city’s premier residential enclave from the 1890s through the first decades of the 1900s; home to mayors, judges, industrialists, timber barons, and art collectors. Of the 40 or more large and prestigious homes and gardens that once graced the neighborhood, only four remain. Two of those four are closed to the public, but the residences built for H. H. Dearborn and C. D. Stimson, which now house the respective offices of Historic Seattle and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, afford Seattle residents an important link to their past. These tours conclude with coffee and pastries. Tour proceeds support the mission of Historic Seattle and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving historic places in Seattle and throughout the state.

What:     TOURS: Historic houses

When:    February 9, 2010 (Tuesday) 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (approximate)

Where:   Meet at Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Avenue

 Pre-Registration required and tour may be canceled if a minimum number of participants (five) has not enrolled by the Friday prior to the tour (February 5)

 Cost:      $30 general public, $25 Historic Seattle and Washington Trust members.

Register at http://www.historicseattle.org or call (206) 622-6952

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