Posted by: wadahp | March 11, 2010



May is National Historic Preservation Month and Historic Seattle is producing two very special events to acknowledge and celebrate the continuing use and good stewardship of our local and regional cultural and architectural landmarks.

Washington Hall House Party

Co-sponsored by 4Culture

What:      Free party, performances, community open house

When:      May 1 and 2, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday)

                    Saturday, 5 pm to Midnight   Celebration and live performances

                     Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm    Community Open House

Where:    Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue (one block north of E.Yesler at E. Fir Street)

Cost:      Free and donation

More information here or call (206) 622-6952

Historic Seattle’s purchase of Washington Hall in 2009 gives the century-old building an opportunity to continue to play a significant role in the arts and heritage community for a second century. Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 29, it housed a large event room and  a balconied auditorium with a hardwood dance floor, along with rooms that provided housing for Danish  immigrants, and later on, for people from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. During its first century, the three-story brick building’s gathering spaces hosted such civic leaders and performing artists as Martin Luther King Jr.,W.E.B. du Bois, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Marian Anderson, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holliday, and Mark Morris, and On the Boards. See the building, learn about our efforts to upgrade the facility with financial support from 4Culture and the Washington State Historical Society, and celebrate 100 years of arts and cultural uses.


Historic Seattle Second Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

What: Reception and Awards Honors with keynote speaker to be announced

Where: Women’s University Club, 1105 Sixth Avenue at Spring Street

When: Tuesday, May 11, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; formal program at 6:30 pm

Register: $50 Historic Seattle members; $60 General Public; $25 students

Includes appetizers and wine/beer

In 2009, Historic Seattle celebrated its 35th Anniversary year, by introducing an awards ceremony that acknowledged community excellence in preserving and protecting built heritage. We continue that tradition with an awards event during Historic Preservation month in the elegant surroundings of the Women’s University Club, a 1921 clubhouse designed by A.H. Albertson and Édouard Frère Champney and designated a Seattle City Landmark in 2008. Enjoy appetizers in the beautiful main lounge and the recently refurbished ballroom with old and new friends and colleagues who share a passion for preservation and applaud our award winners in the beautiful ballroom.

Register here or call (206) 622-6952

Historic Seattle, founded in 1974, is the only city-wide nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of Seattle’s architectural legacy.  Historic Seattle advocates for and participates in the thoughtful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes, and architectural artifacts.

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