Tag Archives: History

Historic preservation training tonight (July 1)

Heather MacIntosh, president of D.C.-based lobbying group Preservation Action, will be back in her old stomping grounds tonight for a lecture on grassroots advocacy. The lecture starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight (July 1) at the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary … Continue reading

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Rypkema says Seattle is losing its “grittiness”

Donovan Rypkema, the historic preservation and economic development expert, was here this week from Washington, D.C. for a lecture sponsored by Historic Seattle. I went to his lecture Thursday and spoke to him Friday morning. He had been out with … Continue reading

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Phinney Ridge 92-year-old reflects on a lifetime of Seattle design

Gray’s Seattle Architecture writer and editor Relta Gray was born in Mount Vernon and moved to Seattle in 1934 to attend UW. She remembers taking the ferry from Madison Park to Kirkland for her first reporting job, and said the … Continue reading

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The Arctic Hotel is getting close

Renovation of the historic Arctic Building is nearing completion. The Artic’s signature Walruses (Quick, before you click the link above, name the architect. Hint: He also designed the old King County Courthouse.) The Arctic Club Hotel will celebrate its grand … Continue reading

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