Tag: Historic Preservation

Archeologists unpave the way before SR 99, find lots of bottles

September 27th, 2011

Lately archeologists working for WSDOT have been excavating West of First Ave. between S. Holgate and S. King streets. That part of the city has seen so many people, from the Duwamish peoples who have been there for thousands of years, to the hucksters and merchants and “seamstresses” who thrived on business from gold-rushers on […]

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It had to be THAT building

January 11th, 2011

Washington State Department of Transportation announced yesterday that they will propose demolishing the Western Building in Pioneer Square due concerns the building is already too structurally weak to withstand any settlement or vibrations from tunnel boring. Out of the 300-some buildings reviewed along the potential tunnel routes, it had to be the one with the […]

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The P-I Globe floats to a win!

July 13th, 2009

While we (Councilmembers Godden, Burgess and myself) continue the quest to get the P-I Globe recognized by the city as a landmark, Historic Seattle took the Green Lake Milk Carton Derby by storm this weekend with a fantastic milk carton replica of the globe. The entry took first place in the derby’s Commercial division and […]

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Change is inevitable, good design and affordability are not

May 23rd, 2008

I still can’t talk much about the Denny’s/Manning’s building in Ballard because the clock on the appeal period is still ticking. There is still an outside chance that City Council might have to take some action related to the landmarking decisions, so councilmembers need to do what they can to stay open-minded and fair. I […]

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