25 historic sites in Seattle compete for $1 million
April 16, 2010  |  Announcement, Call to Action, PI

On April 15, 2010, Partners in Preservation, a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, announced 25 sites in the Seattle/Puget Sound area that will be eligible to win 1 million dollars to support preservation efforts.

Voting starts on April 15th and closes on May 12th. You can get more information and vote every day at www.partnersinpreservation.com. Below is a list of important key dates:

April 15:  Voting begins
May 1-2:  Open houses at all sites
May 12:  Voting ends at midnight
May 13:  Winner of popular vote announced
June 15:  Announcement of all grant recipients

“The people of King County treasure our built heritage – from homes, to barns, to churches and neighborhood commercial buildings. But funding for restoration projects is always in short supply,” said Dow Constantine, King County Executive and Co-Chair of the Partners in Preservation Advisory Committee. “We are grateful for the opportunity this program provides to rescue and restore some of our historic legacy.”

Here are the sites that you can vote on:

  • Bowman Bay Kitchen Shelter, Deception Pass State Park
  • Ferry House at Ebey’s Landing, Whidbey Island
  • Port Townsend U.S. Customs House and Post Office, Port Townsend
  • Point No Point Lighthouse, Hansville
  • Schooner Adventuress, Puget Sound
  • Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland
  • University Heights Community Center, Seattle
  • Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, Seattle
  • Tugboat Arthur Foss, Seattle
  • Naval Reserve Armory—MOHAI, Seattle
  • Horiuchi’s Seattle Mural, Seattle
  • The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle
  • Town Hall Seattle, Seattle
  • Washington Hall, Seattle
  • Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Building, Seattle
  • King Street Station, Seattle (photos of my tour)
  • Japanese Cultural & Community Center—Nihongo Gakko, Seattle
  • Keewaydin Clubhouse—VFW Post 5760, Mercer Island
  • Chapel Car 5 “Messenger of Peace,” Snoqualmie
  • Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks, Kent
  • Skansie Brothers Net Shed, Gig Harbor
  • Spanish Steps, Tacoma
  • Titlow Park Lodge, Tacoma
  • Anderson Island Historical Society—Johnson Farm
  • Garfield Hall—Orting Soldiers Home

Most of these are really incredible and it makes for a really tough decision. But remember that you can (and should) vote for something every single day!


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