Landmarks Nomination Workshop from Historic Seattle


Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Room 111

(Former Frank B. Cooper School)

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Struggling to understand Seattle’s historic preservation ordinance?

Disturbed by insensitive demolition and new construction in your neighborhood?

Seeking procedures for dealing with local historic properties?

Who is on the City’s Landmarks Board anyway?

Historic Seattle will provide the answers to these questions and more at a full-day workshop featuring presentations by local historic preservation experts.  Advance reservations are required.  Workshop fees are $25 for Historic Seattle members and $30 for the general public.   Please visit, or call 206/622-6952 to register or for more information.  Workshop participants will enjoy a lunch buffet and receive an extensive packet of information about local, state, and national preservation issues and opportunities.  The agenda will cover the following topics and more:

WHAT ARE HISTORIC PROPERTIES?  Presenters will provide an overview of Seattle’s diverse and unique historic resources including the distinctions between “eligible” and “designated” landmark sites.

NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT AND OPPOSITION.  Want to know more about rallying local residents for preservation issues?  What should you do if the owner opposes the landmark designation?  What are the alternatives to designated historic buildings and neighborhoods? 

COUNTY, NATIONAL AND STATE PRESERVATION PROGRAMS.  Seattle and King County preservation legislation is different, but how?  What are the advantages of listing on the Washington Heritage Register or the National Register of Historic Places?

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES.  Funding help is out there, but you need to find out if your historic building qualifies.

Presenters will include: 

Staff for the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board in the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Local Consulting Historians and Architects

Former members of the City Landmarks Preservation Board

Staff from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Staff for the King County Landmarks Commission

Staff from 4Culture

Deadline for registration at the workshop:  Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m.  Online registration available at:

(no walk-in’s allowed)

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