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Four times a year, Historic Seattle invites its members and the public to learn about programs and projects of interest taking place in our community and through the auspices of Historic Seattle. These events are held at sites of historic or architectural interest. A short

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Download the 2014 Program Brochure (pdf -1.99MB)



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Tradition and Change on Seattle's First Hill: Propriety, Profanity, Pills and Preservation

As part of its 40th Anniversary celebration in 2014, Historic Seattle will publish an illustrated architectural and cultural history of First Hill. The publication evaluates this important and changing Seattle neighborhood in


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“The Endless Possibilities…” Tiles from the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reception following lecture. Refreshments provided by Historic Seattle Arts & Crafts Guild.

Over the past sixteen years, Rudy Ciccarello, President of the Two Red Roses Foundation of Tarpon Springs, Florida, has amassed an outstanding collection of Arts and Crafts-era furniture


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Preservation Awards 2014!


Celebrating Historic Seattle's 40th Year




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Featured Project

Earl Layman Street Clock

Historic Seattle seeks significant buildings or sites, which are threatened and/or neglected, and participates in strategies to preserve them. By our charter as a public development authority, we can purchase, sell, own, develop, and invest in real estate for the purpose of preservation. Since our founding in 1974, these efforts have produced many positive results and have helped strengthen and protect the unique architectural character of Seattle.


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Are you looking for a designer or contractor who has the knowledge and skills needed to restore or maintain your historic property?

The Preservation Pages is an online directory of Historic Seattle’s business members. This directory consists of an organized list of contractors, consultants, designers, builders, and vendors who have experience with renovation, restoration, maintenance, and landscape projects.

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Preservation Advocacy Workshop

Get a crash course in preservation advocacy and learn effective tools for saving places that matter....

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