Historic Wallingford and our four neighborhood sponsors are pleased to present Exploring Wallingford!
Discover Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood through this self-guided tour featuring 20 natural, historical, and artistic points of interest along and north of the 45th Street business district.
Historic Wallingford hosted two community meetings in late 2021 to discuss the development of a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Wallingford Historic District – North. In December 2021, we submitted a nomination to the Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP). In July 2022, our consultants from Northwest Vernacular submitted a revised nomination following feedback from DAHP staff. We anticipate that the the Washington Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) will consider the nomination in the fall of 2022.
Seattle’s Wallingford is a neighborhood with a rich, interesting, and diverse history. Today, it has matured into a wonderful neighborhood with valued residential and commercial presences.
Through the activities of the Historic Wallingford organization, we wish to share our community’s history with residents of Seattle and beyond. The value of knowing our historic past and stories about those who shared our neighborhood in the past, will enhance the lives of people today and tomorrow. Elementary, middle, and high school students will benefit from a sense of identity through the identification of a shared past.
A principal purpose of Historic Wallingford is to raise awareness of the significant cultural values of Wallingford. By increasing the awareness of and interest in the historic character of Wallingford, our intention is to serve all people of Seattle, visitors to Wallingford, visitors to our website, and to those who live and work in Wallingford. We will bring forward the cultural value of the stories of the generations of people, historic homes, past and present commercial buildings, and institutions of Wallingford.
We want to create some excitement about this wonderful place called Wallingford!
Historic Wallingford is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. The purpose of the organization is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the human, environmental and architectural heritage of the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle through education, publications, assistance to property owners, collection of oral histories, written and photographic ephemera, objects, landmarks, landscapes and structures. Historic Wallingford has been recognized by the US IRS as a 501c3 organization, to which gifts are tax deductible.