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Refurbished Windows at Kirkland's Louis S. Marsh House

Refurbished Windows at Kirkland’s Louis S. Marsh House

It’s been over a year since we partnered with the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure through our historic Building for Culture grant, and we continue to see its effects throughout the region.  We’ve shared stories from some of the 102 organizations that received funding, but haven’t yet...
Restored: Hori Furoba at the Neely Mansion

Restored: Hori Furoba at the Neely Mansion

After years of planning and investment, the Neely Mansion Association recently unveiled the restored Hori Furoba, one of the few known examples of an extant Japanese-style bath house built by Japanese Americans in this country. With partial funding from 4Culture, the Association was able to develop and implement a preservation plan for the bath house,...
Landmarks Capital Awards Announced

Landmarks Capital Awards Announced

4Culture’s 2016 Landmarks Capital program will support a diverse array of projects to revitalize historic places across King County. This year, among 42 applicants, seven were new to the program. Twelve applicants were recommended for funding, with awards ranging from $14,471 to $30,000. Landmarks Capital grants go towards design, materials, and labor to repair and...
Celebrating Preservation Month

Celebrating Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month, a time to celebrate victories as well as to shine a light on threatened places. Two historic sites in King County are emerging from many years of neglect and uncertainty, through the vigilant attention and persistent advocacy of citizens in their respective communities. The Skykomish Hotel was brought back from the...
Apply for a Landmarks Capital Grant

Apply for a Landmarks Capital Grant

The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds to repair or restore the historic character of your building. We fund design, materials, and...
Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

The close of 2015 will mark the end of an era at 4Culture. Flo Lentz, who has headed our preservation program since its inception in 2003, will retire. She leaves behind a formidable list of accomplishments. Flo essentially invented the 4Culture preservation program and for years was its only staff. When the King County Office...
History at Our Feet: Preserving the Ballard Sidewalk Mosaics

History at Our Feet: Preserving the Ballard Sidewalk Mosaics

Ballard community-member Benson Shaw received a 2015 Preservation Special Projects grant to help save an often-overlooked piece of Seattle history. Find out how the work is going, and learn more about these century-old urban art pieces: Have you ever noticed the cultural assets literally at our feet, embedded in our walkways? Surviving artifacts from earlier...
A Sneak Peek as Washington Hall Enters Phase III of Restoration

A Sneak Peek as Washington Hall Enters Phase III of Restoration

“The flaking, painted brick, the worn plaster and wood finishes, the white-washed walls, the simplicity of the structure – the building felt extremely genuine.” Jocelyn Schmidt’s first impressions of Washington Hall have been shared by many. Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood of America as temporary housing and community space for new immigrants, the...
Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

In July, in partnership with the King County Council, we announced the biggest grant program in our history—a $20 million investment will be made in our region’s cultural infrastructure. This one-time program, backed by bonds purchased after the County’s King Dome debt was paid off earlier than anticipated, will help create and renovate large, small,...
Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

There’s new money for old buildings in King County. A portion of King County’s recently announced BUILDING FOR CULTURE investment in our local cultural infrastructure will be dedicated to rejuvenating historic places. Stewards of designated landmark sites and structures can apply to 4Culture’s Saving Landmarks program for help with major rehabilitation or acquisition. Awards will...
National Trust Conference in Savannah

National Trust Conference in Savannah

What Worked, What Needed a Little Work First, what worked: THE SETTING! Downtown Savannah is gorgeous, evocative, walkable, friendly, has an incredibly intact building stock and fascinating history. Excellent choice National Trust. I had been wanting to go to Savannah forever, and what a better way to see the City than through the lens of...
Watch: Bear Wood Windows and Vets Restore

Watch: Bear Wood Windows and Vets Restore

Vets Restore is very fortunate to have Bear Wood Windows, one the area’s leading companies in historic wood window restoration, as a partner for both the training and internship portion of our 2014 program. Grace Morrison, veteran and owner of Bear Wood Windows, talks about the training session she led with the Vets Restore trainees,...