Thisonce-a-month radio show is broadcast on community radio station SPACE 101.1 FM live from the Wallingford Farmers Market. It is hosted by Wallingford’s own Feliks Baneland Laura Scott is the show’s producer.
Historic Wallingford and the Wallingford Community Council are co-sponsoring neighborhood cleanups to celebrate Earth Day. Join us Saturday, April 22nd from 10 AM to 1 PM. Historic Wallingford’s table will be located in front of Wallingford Center, so stop by to say hello, and ask about our upcoming volunteer opportunities!
The National Park Service has announced that the Wallingford-Meridian Streetcar Historic District is officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Congratulations Wallingford!
The designation will be a catalyst for community pride and engagement, and we look forward to celebrating Wallingford in 2023.
Historic Wallingford wishes to thank consultant Northwest Vernacular, our many volunteers who contributed more than 2,000 hours doing street review and research, and our supporters who made this nomination possible.
Since February 2021, Historic Wallingford has been the target of a disinformation campaign about our neighborhood’s effort to nominate a portion of northeast Wallingford to the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.
We again wish toclarify our position and make sure you have good information in case you have questions.
The purpose of the effort is to document the history and architecture of Wallingford, and that includes any negative parts of that history, such as policies that were exclusionary and which continue to impact the community to this day. It includes uncovering stories of past Wallingfordians, including women, immigrants, and working-class residents. Too often they and their contributions have not traditionally been recognized. Ultimately, we hope this historic district designation results in a richer, more inclusive story of our neighborhood and an appreciation for its historic architecture. We particularly welcome any stories you can tell us that you know about Wallingford.
Historic Wallingford is pleased to report that the Washington Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has voted in unanimous support of the National Register nomination for the Wallingford-Meridian Streetcar Historic District. The nomination soon will be forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register for consideration. We hope to learn of a possible final designation by the end of the year or early next year.
Historic Wallingford is grateful to the many volunteers and supporters who made this nomination possible. Thank you!