Pt. Robinson Light Station keeper’s cottage, Vashon. Photo by Terry Behal

Pt. Robinson Light Station keeper’s cottage, Vashon. Photo by Terry Behal

The demand for 4Culture’s Landmarks Capital grants continues to grow. This year we received a record 45 applications, 11 of which were NEW applicants to the program, and 5 from private property owners that steward NEWLY designated landmarks.

Landmarks Capital supports “bricks and mortar” projects that help renew designated local landmarks in King County, Washington. The program funds design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation projects throughout the county. What’s unique among 4Culture offerings is that applicants don’t have to be non-profit arts or heritage organizations. Any type of ownership, and any type of use are eligible to apply.

This year, 16 projects were recommended for funding, with awards ranging from $8,800 to $30,000. A full list of grantees is available under the “Recipients” tab on the program’s webpage. Some diverse project highlights include:

Fir Lodge/Alki Homestead – restoration of the 1950’s neon roof sign
Kenmore Community Club – replacement of deteriorated wood siding
Sunset Garage – restoration of the gas pump canopy and storefront
Auburn Masonic Temple – tuck-pointing of exterior brick masonry
Pt. Robinson Light Station – repairs to keepers’ cottages