Date(s) - 06/20/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Star Cafe & Pub
2019 Historic Wallingford members are invited to gather on Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM at Blue Star Cafe & Pub for drinks and snacks to discuss the Wallingford Historic District Feasibility Study. Learn about the study and how you can participate!
This is a free event and is open only to 2019 members. Please RSVP below to attend. To join or renew your membership, visit this page. Not sure if you’re a member? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Wallingford Historic District Feasibility Study?
With support from King County’s cultural funding agency, 4Culture, Historic Wallingford is sponsoring a historic district feasibility study to be directed by preservation consultant Northwest Vernacular. Spencer Howard of Northwest Vernacular will be on hand to discuss the study.
The study will involve gathering previously compiled histories, historic resource surveys, and neighborhood plans followed by neighborhood walks to observe and document what survives. The social and cultural history of our community will also be a focus of the study, so we may better understand the people who built Wallingford and have called this place home. Historic Wallingford needs strong volunteer involvement to complete the study.
Using the information gathered, the study will offer guidance on what areas in the neighborhood may qualify for historic district designation, most likely through a listing in the National Register of Historic Places, which is an honorary designation. Such a designation could stimulate pride in our neighborhood and bring awareness to the value of Wallingford’s historic built environment.
The goal of this is study is to gather information that can guide future preservation and historical interpretation efforts in Wallingford. Objectives include identifying potential historic district boundaries based on the neighborhood’s platting and development patterns and developing a public information and outreach plan to gauge interest in a possible National Register and/or City of Seattle historic district.
The RSVP cut-off is 11 AM Thursday, June 20.
Bookings are closed for this event.