historic preservation


One thing about historic buildings is – they’re old.  They need maintenance and often costly upgrades so they can be enjoyed by future generations. In Washington state, there’s a whole list of projects that are cued up and ready for restoration.

There are 35 projects on the list, everything from Seattle’s Paramount Theater  to the Fort Ward Community Hall on Bainbridge Island.

Historic Seattle

After being closed for renovations, Washington Hall, a legendary jazz and performance venue and gathering space in Seattle's Central District,  is set to re-open today. Historic Seattle has spent $10 million refurbishing the hall, which will be open to the public from 5 - 8 p.m.

In 2014, Florangela Davila produced this radio feature story about Washington Hall and its importance to Seattle's early jazz scene. 

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The staff of the SeattlePI.com is moving out of the waterfront building with the iconic spinning globe on its top. It's unclear what will happen to the globe, but at least one Seattle organization is interested in taking control of it.